Summer 2010

Departments
A cost-benefit analysis of biodiversity. By Caroline Schultz

Ontario Nature’s Biodiversity Watch List; more reasons to go outside; the vine that ate the South; raising a stink in farm country.
Researchers are turning to new survey methods to help save a poorly understood species. By Tim Tiner
Donor spotlight: Meg Salter and John Grandy make a generous gift to Ontario Nature.
Ottawa still refuses to recognize the economic benefits of clean lakes. By Douglas Hunter
At the Biodiversity Institute, scientists are using cutting-edge technology to catalogue every plant and animal on earth in what may be one of the world’s most ambitious biodiversity conservation initiatives. By Paul Christopher Webster
Small changes on farmlands could help reverse the steep decline of a grassland species whose joyous chorus once filled the air. By Cecily Ross
Can you put a price tag on the ecological functions – water filtration, clean air – provided by the good earth? Making the business case for nature. By Conor Mihell
Tips from the pros on how to preserve and protect the wildlife in your neighbourhood. By Allan Britnell

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