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Natural World

Gary Saunders

Posted on Feb 18, 2017 | 0 comments

Gary Saunders is the author of the award-winning book My Life with Trees: A Sylvan Journey. In this exclusive Green Interview, he speaks with Silver Donald Cameron about how he is at home in the woods, and how that came to be, starting out in out port Newfoundland as the son of a river man. He spent most of his adult life in Nova Scotia as a forester, an artist, an...

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Jane Goodall

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 | 0 comments

Jane Goodall is a primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and environmental advocate whose studies with chimpanzees in Tanzania have changed not only our understanding of chimpanzees but also our understanding of the nature of human beings. Today she devotes virtually all of her time to advocacy on behalf of chimpanzees and the environment, travelling nearly 300...

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David R. Montgomery

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 | 0 comments

While our radar screens are focused on global warming, peak oil, and biodiversity loss, David Montgomery says we may be missing what he calls the “most basic environmental change sweeping the planet”—soil loss. Conventional agriculture is eroding and degrading the earth’s most productive soils at a rate that will ultimately “undermine...

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Sir Tim Smit

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 | 0 comments

Having reinvented himself three times, you could say Tim Smit has finally found his calling as a highly innovative and successful businessman, restoring ruined and discarded landscapes and creating two of the most popular, and arguably, most imaginative botanical gardens in the world—models “for how people can live with the grain of nature.” Smit was born in the...

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Bridget Stutchbury

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 | 0 comments

Bridget Stutchbury was born in Montreal and raised in Toronto. She completed her M.Sc. at Queen’s University and her Ph.D. at Yale, and was a postdoctoral fellow and research associate at the Smithsonian Institution. She is a professor and Canada Research Chair in Ecology and Conservation Biology at York University, Toronto, and she is affiliated with more than a...

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Diana Beresford-Kroeger

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 | 0 comments

Diana Beresford-Kroeger is a scientist, gardener, writer and broadcaster who combines medical training with a love of botany. Raised in Ireland, she now lives with her husband on a 160-acre farm and forest in Merrickville, Ontario. When her parents died when she was 11, she was taken under the care of a Brehon wardship in the South of Ireland, after which she was...

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Paul Watson

Posted on Jun 1, 2013 | 0 comments

Paul Watson is an animal rights and environmental activist committed to direct action and marine life conservation. He is founder and president of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which intervenes with illegal fishing and whaling activity. Paul has never been a stranger to controversy, and has used it in the mass media to draw attention to the plight of...

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Farley Mowat

Posted on Jun 1, 2013 | 0 comments

Farley Mowat has sold more books than any other Canadian author. His more than 40 books have been translated into over 20 languages, selling 18 million copies in 60 countries. He is also a renowned conservationist. Originally from Richmond Hill Ontario, Farley’s family moved to Saskatchewan during the Great Depression. As a teenager, Farley published a column about...

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