Tag: Vancouver Island

Brant Wildlife Festival

We live in a Biosphere Region!

Biosphere reserves are considered model regions for sustainable development. They work to promote the conservation of biological and cultural diversity in addition to economic and social development. In each biosphere reserve, community partners work together to find innovative ways to achieve a balance between the needs of humans and nature. As a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve,…
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Parksville-Qualicum Wildlife Management Area Map

  Map of the Parksville-Qualicum Beach Wildlife Management Area compliments of The Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute

Spring at Sea

By Amie Arnet, Public Education Lead at Deep Bay Marine Field Station: When people think about spring, they often associate it with colourful flowers, baby animals and a time for renewal and warm weather following a cold, grey winter. These qualities of spring are not unique to the land as the oceans also have the…
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Brant Close-up by Sandra Gray

Brant Life Cycle

Brant start to arrive on their Arctic breeding grounds in early May. Already paired, they waste little time in selecting a nest site to lay their eggs. They have only a small window–after the ice and snow have left and before the bad weather returns–to lay their eggs and raise their young. Their nesting success,…
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