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From bears, salmon and worms to trees, soil and fungi, biodiversity is the library of life. It is the diversity of species living in an area and the relationships we have with one another. Sadly, 1 million species are already at risk of extinction and many are disappearing 1,000 to 10,000 times their natural extinction rate. Listen to our podcast to learn about the incredible world of biodiversity, how it provides for us and what we can all do to protect it.

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What the f*** is biodiversity? National Environmental Treasure

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From bears, salmon and worms to trees, soil and fungi, biodiversity is the library of life. It is the diversity of species living in an area and the relationships we have with one another. Sadly, 1 million species are already at risk of extinction and many are disappearing 1,000 to 10,000 times their natural extinction rate. Listen to our podcast to learn about the incredible world of biodiversity, how it provides for us and what we can all do to protect it.

Visit our website: oursafetynet.org

    Giraffes with Anne Innis Dagg and Mary Dagg

    Giraffes with Anne Innis Dagg and Mary Dagg

    In this episode of What the f*** is biodiversity, Ann, Anne and Mary talk about the beautiful and gentle Giraffe along with Anne’s amazing experiences researching their behaviour in the wild. They also talk about the challenges she faced as a woman in academia, how her daughter Mary is currently working to help protect Giraffes and their thoughts on the decline of global biodiversity.

    • 20 min
    Episode 5: Connecting to nature with Brittany Gawley

    Episode 5: Connecting to nature with Brittany Gawley

    In this episode of What the f*** is biodiversity, Ann and Brittany talk all about A Night for Conservation, how-to guide and empower people through experiential learning and how to help them form a deeper connection with nature. They also touch on sustainable fashion, provide some interesting insight into the charitable sector in Canada, and talk about what barriers people face when entering environmental activism and conservation.

    • 31 min
    Episode 4: Urban biodiversity with Nina-Marie Lister

    Episode 4: Urban biodiversity with Nina-Marie Lister

    In this episode of What the f*** is biodiversity, Ann and Nina-Marie talk about urban biodiversity. You may think of biodiversity as existing only in far-away places, but a lot of nature actually exists within our cities. And there are so many ways we can help it thrive, which in turn helps humans. From integrating nature-based solutions and green infrastructure into our municipal planning to providing access to green space in cities.

    • 45 min
    Episode 3: Food and biodiversity with Dr Lenore Newman

    Episode 3: Food and biodiversity with Dr Lenore Newman

    In this episode of What the f*** is biodiversity, Ann and Lenore talk about the food we eat and how this impacts biodiversity. They discuss everything from the American Bison and the extinction of the passenger pigeon to our food supply chains, COVID-19, and the historic lunch that founded Canada. They also discuss the most sustainable diet, the merits of eating organic versus local, and how you can’t catch a virus from a plant. Lenore also sets the record straight about a very famous quote we are all familiar with, so make sure you listen to the end.

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    • 35 min
    Episode 2: Protected areas with Jeremy Guth

    Episode 2: Protected areas with Jeremy Guth

    In this episode of What the f*** is biodiversity, Ann and Jeremy talk about protected areas, which are a major solution for biodiversity loss. They also discuss wildlife cores and corridors, wild animal crossings like the overpass in Banff National Park, and a design competition he launched for beautifying these structures. He also paints a picture of the scale of protected areas in Canada and what this momentous target could look like. There are many quotable moments in this episode so make sure you listen until the end.

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    • 31 min
    Episode 1: Soil biodiversity with Dr Valerie Behan-Pelletier

    Episode 1: Soil biodiversity with Dr Valerie Behan-Pelletier

    In this episode of What the f*** is biodiversity, Ann and Val talk about the incredibly biodiverse world of soil and how it connects to the ground above that we as humans inhabit. We rely so much on the work of many different arthropods, like soil mites, since these teeny-tiny creatures are an integral part of the soil food web. Wherever there is food or vegetation, there are soil mites. And without the vital work they do, the quality of our food would seriously decline.

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    • 46 min

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