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The Resource A history of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Bill Freedman

A history of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Bill Freedman

Label
A history of the Nature Conservancy of Canada
Title
A history of the Nature Conservancy of Canada
Statement of responsibility
Bill Freedman
Title variation
Nature Conservancy of Canada
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Nature Conservancy of Canada is the leading non-governmental land conservation organization that works on a national scale in Canada. The story of how this group started with a few volunteers in 1962 to become a charity that now manages 2.2 million acres of ecologically important land nationwide and is supported by 40,000 donors.Conserving Canada's natural heritage - our indigenous species, distinctive ecological communities, and the landscapes and seascapes that define wilderness at larger scales - is the central goal of the NCC. But it is complicated work that requires working with the private sector and the government, as well as other groups. A sustainable conservation of biodiversity requires that a science-based, well-managed system of protected areas be implemented. Land trusts such as the NCC have a vital mission: to work within the private sector to establish protected areas for the benefit of indigenous biodiversity.Author and biologist Bill Freedman takes a scientist's approach to the essential work carried out by the NCC. He explores the qualities of the natural world, such as its living components of biodiversity, as well as the causes and consequences of the global biodiversity crisis. Freedman explains how science-based conservation helps to address biodiversity loss preventing further depletion and repairing some of the damage that has already been caused. There is plenty of human interest in Freedman's recounting of the NCC's history, along with descriptions of spectacular conservation projects. The narrative concludes with an examination of the present state of affairs of the NCC and the prospects for future successes in its mission -- publisher's website
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Freedman, Bill,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nature Conservancy of Canada
  • Nature conservation
Label
A history of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Bill Freedman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Nature Conservancy of Canada -- 3. The natural world -- 4. Threats to the natural world -- 5. Conservation -- 6. Land trusts and conservation -- 7. The beginning of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, 1962-71 -- 8. A freshening breeze, 1972-80 -- 9. Steady progress, 1981-89 -- 10. Working from coast to coast to coast, 1990-97 -- 11. A campaign for conservation, 1998-2005 -- 12. A force for nature, 2006-11 -- 13. The Nature Conservancy of Canada at fifty -- 14. Further down the road -- 15. An enduring solution
Control code
814662008
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 252 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199004164
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color portraits
Label
A history of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Bill Freedman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Nature Conservancy of Canada -- 3. The natural world -- 4. Threats to the natural world -- 5. Conservation -- 6. Land trusts and conservation -- 7. The beginning of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, 1962-71 -- 8. A freshening breeze, 1972-80 -- 9. Steady progress, 1981-89 -- 10. Working from coast to coast to coast, 1990-97 -- 11. A campaign for conservation, 1998-2005 -- 12. A force for nature, 2006-11 -- 13. The Nature Conservancy of Canada at fifty -- 14. Further down the road -- 15. An enduring solution
Control code
814662008
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 252 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199004164
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color portraits

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