Article, originally posted by The Yarmouth County Vanguard, covering presentation about the Southwest Nova Biosphere.
The Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve preserves the cultural integrity and heritage in the region. The most significant of these cultural heritage resources is the history of the First Nations (Mi’kmaq) land stewardship. The rich cultural heritage of the region also includes the founding settlements of the first French and early British colonies in the New […]
Government of Canada announces $5 million in funding over five years to support 14 of 15 biosphere reserves in Canada and the Canadian Biosphere Reserves Association (CBRA).
Integrated Community Sustainability Planning (ICSP) The Integrated Community Sustainability Plan is an important document that will provide direction on how our communities can achieve their desired future while maintaining a balance between its environmental, social, cultural and economic qualities for the 10, 20 , 30 + year time frame. ICSP’s will be developed in each […]
Biosphere Reserves are areas of terrestrial and coastal ecosystems promoting solutions to reconcile the conservation of biodiversity with its sustainable use. They are internationally recognized, nominated by national governments and remain under sovereign jurisdiction of the countries where they are located. Biosphere reserves serve in some ways as ‘living laboratories’ for testing out and demonstrating […]
The origin of Biosphere Reserves goes back to the “Biosphere Conference” organized by UNESCO in 1968, the first intergovernmental conference to seek to reconcile the conservation and use of natural resources, thereby foreshadowing the present-day notion of sustainable development. The early foundations of the Biosphere Reserve Concept derived from this conference. The aim was to […]
The Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve Association is striving to make all of the local industries as environmentally sustainable as possible. Firstly the SNBRA must identify opportunities for enhancement and innovation and must also promote and encourage traditional and contemporary resource management. In doing so the SNBRA aims to stimulate local economies and reduce environmental degradation. […]
The unique climate of the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve assists in providing a home to an extremely diverse collection of species. The most amphibians and reptiles east of Ontario can be found in the Biosphere Reserve. The biosphere reserve is a hotspot for biodiversity and is home to 75% of Nova Scotia’s species at risk. […]
We are pleased to announce that we are official partners supporting the United Nations 2010 International Year of Biodiversity. SNBRA and people all over the world are working to safeguard the irreplaceable natural wealth we are so lucky to have and to reduce biodiversity loss. This is vital for current and future human wellbeing. We […]
The SNBRA Community Outreach Team has made eight Monarch Butterfly gardens across south western Nova Scotia this summer. These gardens will help increase the populations of the endangered Monarch Butterfly. Monarchs miraculously fly all the way to Nova Scotia from Mexico in search of its host plant, Milkweed. Monarchs will only lay their eggs on […]