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  1. Biodiversity
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    The variation of life forms within a given ecosystem, biome, or for the entire Earth.
  2. Biodiversity is the best defence against corn pests
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Farmers' first line of defence against pests is the ecosystem in and around their fields. With widespread or indiscriminate use of pesticides essential biodiversity is lost - and the result is more frequent and serious infestations, and a decline in food security.
  3. Breakfast of Biodiversity
    The Truth About Rain Forest Destruction

    Resource Type: Book
  4. Canadian Museum of Nature
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  5. Canadian Wildlife Federation
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  6. The Centrality of Seed: Building Agricultural Resilience Through Plant Breeding
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Five of the global issues most frequently debated today are the decline of biodiversity in general and of agrobiodiversity in particular, climate change, hunger and malnutrition, poverty and water. Seed is central to all five issues. The way in which seed is produced has been arguably their major cause. But it can also be the solution to all these issues.
  7. Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Martin Empson reviews an important book (DEAD ZONE: Where the Wild Things Were
    by Philip Lymber,Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017) for activists, a frightening examination of the impact of industrial agriculture on the environment, and particularly biodiversity.
  8. The Earthscan Action Handbook
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
  9. The fruits of protest
    Russia has shelved plans to break up the historic Pavlovsk seed bank

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    The Pavlovsk open air seedbank in St. Petersburg maintains 12,000 species of fruit trees, berries, and flowers. Plans to auction off the land have been placed on hold after protests.
  10. Global Imperative
    Harmonizing Culture and Nature

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
  11. The Great Seed Piracy
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    A great seed and biodiversity piracy is underway and it must be stopped. The privateers of today include not just the corporations -- which are becoming fewer and larger through mergers -- but also individuals like Bill Gates, the "richest man in the world". When the Green Revolution was pushed in India and Mexico, farmers' seeds were "rounded-up" and locked in international institutions, which used these seeds to breed green revolution varieties which responded to chemical inputs.
  12. The Hutchinson Pocket Factfinder
    Second Edition

    Resource Type: Book
    This sourcebook provides topical information and core reference material on over 40 subjects.
  13. International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
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    Resource Type: Organization
  14. Monarch butterfly decline can only be stopped by a ban on glyphosate
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Monarch butterfly numbers are dwindling despite protection of their wintering forests in Mexico, and voluntary schemes to restore their food plant, milkweed, in US field margins, writes Eva Sirinathsinghji. These measures alone are insufficient: no less than an end to the mass spraying of glyphosate on crops, predicated by 'Roundup-ready' GM corn and soy, will do.
  15. The Monkey's Voyage
    How Improbable Journeys Shaped the History of Life

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2014
    In The Monkey's Voyage, biologist Alan de Queiroz describes a radical new view of how fragmented distributions came into being, arguing that different species were not simply constrained by continental fate but were rather the makers of their own geographic destiny.
  16. National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  17. Nature Conservancy of Canada
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  18. Organic Trade Association
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  19. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 21, 2018
    What are we eating?

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2018
    What are we eating? A simple question which opens up a labyrinth of devilishly complex issues about production and distribution, access to land, control of water, prices, health and safety, migrant labour, and much else.
    For millions of people, the answer is brutally simple: not enough to survive. UNICEF estimates that 300 million children go to bed hungry each night, and that more than 8,000 children under the age of five die of malnutrition every day. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that 12% of the world's population is chronically malnourished.
    How is this possible in a world where there is an enormous surplus of food, where farmers are paid not to grow food?
    A short answer is that food production and distribution are driven by the need to make profits, rather than by human needs.
  20. Ryan Reynolds and a host of other Canadian celebrities have joined forces to protect nature
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Ryan Reynolds, Jason Priestley, William Shatner and Rachel Blanchard, star in A Force for Nature - a 30 minute television journey through some of our most magnificent but threatened landscapes.
  21. Senckenbergische Naturforschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  22. Vandana Shiva On Resisting GMOs: "Saving Seeds Is a Political Act"
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Sarah van Gelder interviewed Vandana Shiva, renowned for her activism against GMOs, globalization, and patents on seeds and traditional foods.
  23. What Every Environmentalist Needs To Know about Capitalism
    A Citizen's Guide to Capitalism and the Environment

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2011
    A manifesto for those environmentalists who reject schemes of “green capitalism” or piecemeal reform. Magdoff and Foster argue that efforts to reform capitalism along environmental lines or rely solely on new technology to avert catastrophe misses the point. The main cause of the looming environmental disaster is the driving logic of the system itself, and those in power — no matter how “green” — are incapable of making the changes that are necessary.
  24. World's conservation hopes rest on Ecuador's revolutionary Yasuni model
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    A plan to preserve the most biodiverse region on Earth from oil exploitation has put Yasuni national park at the frontline of a global battle between living systems and fossil fuels. But enthusiasm is cooling and this bold project may now be at as much at risk as the wildlife itself.
  25. WWF -- Canada
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization

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