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  • Wild About Gardening

    WILD about Gardening boasts resources to inspire and support Canadians in encouraging beneficial insects, pollinators and wildlife in their gardens. Resources include a Native Plant Encyclopedia, a More...

  • Confronting Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region

    Confronting Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region sends a clear message to individuals, industry, and governments that now is the time to take aggressive actions to reduce our heat-trapping More...

  • Ramsar Information Sheet on Wetlands of International Importance

    The Information Sheet on Ramsar Wetlands contains an outline of the information required by the Ramsar Secretariat with the nomination of a Ramsar site. The categories on the Information More...

  • Learning Resources - Wetlands

    In this educational module, you will discover where Canada's wetlands are located, learn about the wildlife species that depend on them, and find out about some of the pressures that they face. More...

  • Hinterland Who's Who Fact Sheet: Estuaries

    Estuaries provide critical habitat for species that depend upon their unique physical characteristics (e.g. constantly changing water levels, salt concentrations, and temperature) and biological More...

  • Canadian Wetlands

    A sample of photographs from It's Our Environment Series: Canadian Wetlands (Volume II) photo CD by Compics International Inc. The photographs and commentaries have been largely provided by More...

  • Where Land Meets Water: Understanding Wetlands of the Great Lakes

    Environment Canada. 2002. Where Land Meets Water: Understanding Wetlands of the Great Lakes. Environment Canada, Toronto, ON. 72 p. Every day, scientists and conservationists make efforts to More...

  • Environment and Sustainable Development Indicators Initiative

    The Environment and Sustainable Development Indicators (ESDI) Initiative is a three-year multistakeholder program of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, aimed at developing a More...

  • Watersheds of the World

    This CD provides maps of land cover, population density and biodiversity for 154 basins and sub-basins around the world. It lists indicators and variables for each of these basins and, where More...

  • The Water Portal

    The Water Portal, a product of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is intended to enhance access to information related to freshwater available on More...

  • Source to Tap: Protecting Our Water Quality

    Water is not just for drinking - water is for every living thing! Welcome to the Source to Tap section of the CCME website, where you can learn about protecting Canada's water quality. More...

  • International Year of Freshwater (2003)

    The United Nations General Assembly in resolution 55/196 proclaimed the year 2003 as the International Year of Freshwater. The resolution encourages governments, the United Nations system and all More...

  • Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands - Science and Conservation

    The Canadian Wildlife Service prepared this fact sheet to convey the importance of coastal wetlands in maintaining the hydrological and ecological health of the Great Lakes ecosystem, and to More...

  • NatureWatch

    Successful volunteer monitoring programs demonstrate that volunteers can collect valuable data. NatureWatch is a suite of community based or "citizen science" monitoring programs that are More...

  • PlantWatch

    PlantWatch is a nature monitoring program that engages Canadian citizens in reporting bloom times of spring flowers as an indicator of climate change in Canada. The Canadian Nature Federation and More...

  • The North American Mosaic: A State of the Environment Report

    This report is the first-ever state-of-the-environment report to look at the continent as a whole. The report assembles and analyzes environmental information in Canada, Mexico and the United States. More...

  • North Battleford Water Inquiry

    Commission of Inquiry appointed to inquire into and report on the circumstances that led to the current contamination of the public water supply of the City of North Battleford, the adequacy and More...

  • Walkerton Inquiry

    This website contains reports of the public inquiry into the EColi contamination of the water supply in Walkerton, Ontario, and into the safety of Ontario's drinking water, established by the More...

  • Hinterland Who's Who Fact Sheet: Wetlands

    Provides a general introduction to wetlands in Canada. Discusses wetland types, importance, wildlife and their protection. More...

  • 2001 Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

    The report sets out three broad areas of federal activity-the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River basin, managing for sustainable development, and climate change and energy efficiency. The Report More...

  • Putting an Economic Value on Wetlands - Concepts, Methods and Considerations

    Canada's ecosystems and the biological diversity they support are natural assets which make significant contributions to the national economy. Functional ecosystems represent natural capital upon More...

  • Canada-Ontario Agreement Respecting the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem

    The Great Lakes are one of the world's most precious natural resources. The Great Lakes basin is home to some 40 million Canadians and Americans and is one of North America's most important regions More...

  • Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

    In 1972, Canada and the United States signed the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA) in recognition of the urgent need to improve environmental conditions in the Great Lakes. The 1972 GLWQA More...

  • Wetland Plants: Biology and Ecology

    Cronk, Julie K. and M. Siobhan Fennessy. 2001. Wetland Plants: Biology and Ecology. CRC Press. Wetland Plants: Biology and Ecology presents a synthesis of wetland plant studies and reviews from More...

  • Biodiversity Conservation of the World's Lakes: A Preliminary Framework

    This report suggests a preliminary methodology for identifying lakes, out of approximately five million that exist worldwide, with the most significant biodiversity in order to maximize the value of More...

  • Climate Change 2001

    The International Panel on Climate Change Third Assessment Report: Contributions of the Working Groups represent the formally agreed statements of the IPCC on: Working Group I: The More...

  • Pilot Analysis of Global Ecosystems

    The Pilot Analysis of Global Ecosystems (PAGE) provides a "big picture" view of ecosystems using indicators and maps at global and continental scales. PAGE assessed five of the world?s major More...

  • Wild Species in Canada Report

    The Wild Species in Canada report provides an overview of the status of Canada?s species. It brings the results of Provincial, Territorial, and Federal monitoring efforts onto a single platform for More...

  • Status and Trends of US Wetlands

    The report provides the most recent and comprehensive estimates of the current status and trends of wetlands in the conterminous 48 United States on public and private lands. A major report finding More...

  • Beyond the Pipe

    A compilation and review of international scientific evidence regarding the link between watershed features - such as wetlands and riparian buffer zones - and water quality and water quantity. The More...

  • Biodiversity Investment Areas: Coastal Wetland Ecosystems

    This project identifies areas of the Great Lakes shoreline that contain high quality faunal habitat that could be identified as Biodiversity Investment Areas (Holland and Reid 1996). In attempting to More...

  • Living with the Red

    Since the devastating Red River flood of 1997, the International Joint Commission and its binational Task Force have examined methods to reduce or eliminate the impacts of future major floods. More...

  • Wetland Values and Functions

    Introduces the range of wetland values and functions and provides a gateway to ten fact sheets detailing the role of wetlands in: flood control groundwater More...

  • Wetlands and Climate Change - a report from Kyoto

    The Kyoto Protocol has extremely significant implications for the health of ecosystems including the world's wetlands. This report recommends how the Ramsar Convention Bureau and the wetlands More...

  • Elevated Wetlands Course Curriculum

    The Elevated Wetlands Course Curriculum brings the science that was built into the Elevated Wetlands ecosculpture (http://www.plastics-art.com/) in Toronto, Ontario into the classroom. The course More...

  • Elevated Wetlands: An ecological plastic-based artwork

    The Canadian Plastics Industry Association commissioned Noel Harding, to create "The Elevated Wetlands:" a plastic-based, functioning, ecological sculpture. The initiative informs the public of More...

  • Nova Scotia Wet Places

    The NS Wet Places series introduces readers to wetland habitats found in Nova Scotia. Each fact sheet highlights a habitat and describes its appearance, ecology and contribution to the environment. More...

  • Caring for Shoreline Properties

    This booklet guides landowners to make sound choices that will benefit both you and the lake you enjoy. It describes management practices that can be adopted on lakeshore properties to help More...

  • Water and Canada: Preserving a Legacy for People and the Environment

    Canada has substantial water resources and a range of water resource management challenges. Many actions to meet these challenges reflect the increasing use of integrated water resource management More...

  • Species at Risk Act

    The Species at Risk Act (SARA) received Royal Assent on December 12, 2002, bringing to close a nine-year legislative process to protect Canada's species at risk and their critical habitat. The More...

  • Wetland Education Resources for Educators

    To help make your job easier, Dcks Uulimted Canada (DUC) has a variety of curriculum resources and suggested activities to engage your students. Project Webfoot, DUC's elementary school program, More...

  • Invading Species Website and Hotline

    The Invading Species web site of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) features species information on fish, fish parasites, forest pests, invertabrates and plants. It also provides More...

  • Endangered Species Recovery Fund

    The Endangered Species Recovery Fund (ESRF) is a collaborative effort led by Environment Canada and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada to save Canada's wildlife at risk. The ESRF sponsors More...

  • Wetlands - USEPA

    America's Wetlands "Wetlands are areas where water covers the soil or is present either at or near the surface of the soil all year or for varying periods of time during the year, including during More...

  • Control of Purple Loosestrife in Alberta

    This brief overview of purple loosestrife in Alberta: describes and illustrates purple loosestrife discusses why it is a problem, how it spreads and its environmental impact More...

  • Convention on Biological Diversity

    Biological diversity - or biodiversity - is the term given to the variety of life on Earth and the natural patterns it forms. The biodiversity we see today is the fruit of billions of years of More...

  • Great Lakes Sustainability Fund

    The Great Lakes Sustainability Fund (GLSF) is a component of the Great Lakes Program's Great Lakes Basin 2020 Action Plan. The GLSF, which has evolved from the Great Lakes 2000 Cleanup Fund, was More...

  • Great Lakes Wetlands Conservation Action Plan

    This web site informs users about wetland types and habitats in the Great Lakes Basin, conservation strategies, rehabilitation activities and provides links to other wetland web sites. More...

  • Amphibians and Reptiles in Great Lakes Wetlands: Threats and Conservation

    This fact sheet discusses the importance of wetlands to amphibians and reptiles. It examines various threats to Great Lakes wetlands and ongoing efforts to protect and restore existing or degraded More...

  • World Wildlife Fund Canada

    Founded in 1967, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada has become one of the country's leading conservation organizations, enjoying the active support of more than 50,000 Canadians. As a More...

  • Fresh Water

    Pielou, E.C. 1998. Fresh Water. University of Chicago Press. Chicago, Illinois. 275 pp. This book describes the role of wetlands in the water cycle and the importance of wetlands for bird habitat, More...

  • General Status Ranks of Wild Species in Nova Scotia

    Evaluates the status of wild species to maintain biodiversity and ensure that no species becomes ar risk as a consequence of human activities. Includes: background and More...

  • Ontario's Species at Risk

    This is an interactive site that provides the current list of species at risk in Ontario. For each species, a brief but authoritative fact sheet describes the biology, conservation status, and a More...

  • The Alberta Wildlife Status Report Series

    The Alberta Wildlife Status Report Series is an extension of the 1996 Status of Alberta Wildlife review process, and provides comprehensive current summaries of the biological status of selected More...

  • Endangered Species in British Columbia

    British Columbia is home to tens of thousands of plant and animal species living in a rich diversity of habitats. Many of these species and their habitats are at risk. This site is a gateway to More...

  • Identified Wildlife Management Strategy for British Columbia

    The Strategy is part of the Forest Practices Code of British Columbia. It describes best forestry and ranching management practices (BMP) that must be followed in "wildlife habitat areas". These are More...

  • Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada

    The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) determines the national status of wild Canadian species suspected of being at risk and has the power to make emergency More...

  • Grants and Funding Sources in the Great Lakes Region

    This web site is part of (GLIN), The Great Lakes Information Network Web Site http://www.great-lakes.net. This tool contains a wealth of information on wetland conservation funding sources, More...

  • Invasive Species in the Great Lakes Region

    This web site is part of (GLIN) The Great Lakes Information Network Web Site http://www.great-lakes.net. It provides information and management recommendations about the following More...

  • Wetlands in the Great Lakes Region

    This web site is part of (GLIN), The Great Lakes Information Network Web Site http://www.great-lakes.net. This site provides an overview of wetlands in the Great Lakes region and resources More...