CRC News Archive
National Environmental Treasure (NET) - New national campaign for action on biodiversity loss in Canada
Biodiversity is the library of life. It is the diversity of species living in an area and the relationships they have with one another. Diversity ensures resilience and the ability to adapt in the face of hardship, pressure and change.
Earlier this week, the CRC Research team attended the Ecocity World Summit in Vancouver. Since 1990, this international summit has addressed building cities in balance with nature.
Given the spread of misinformation online, it is incredibly important that academic research make a difference. However, it can often be difficult to make research engaging and visible to the public among the noise of the internet.
Mobilizing “facts” and “evidence” has never been more important, given the nature of our post-truth society. We live in an age that is paradoxically information rich due to the proliferation of Internet Communication Technologies (ICTs) and information poor due to the spread of misinformation.
How can Canadians be better motivated to take more action on biodiversity? A group of 20 prominent Canadian women in science and conservation are answering that question in a new report released on Monday which calls for action by all Canadians to reverse critical species loss.