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Cultural Perceptions of Small Urban Wetlands: Cases from the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada




This paper explores the relationship between people and wetlands in local neighbourhood settings. Residents of three urban communities in the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada were surveyed for their knowledge about and perceptions of a small wetland in each of their respective neighbourhoods. Results of the survey show that the study participants are aware of the wetlands in their midst but are not especially observant of or knowledgeable about ‘their’ sites, nor do they visit their wetlands regularly. Yet, despite this apparent disinterest, they readily identify the wetlands as part of their neighbourhoods and as assets, especially as natural features and habitat for urban wildlife.

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Regions: Nova Scotia, Canada


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