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Measuring protection of the world’s rivers

New indicator promises to help guide conservation efforts
Thu, 2016-11-10 13:42

To  what extent are the world’s rivers protected?  

In 2010, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), an international treaty for the conservation of biodiversity, set a 17% target for the protection of ‘inland waters,’ including rivers. But there was a problem: there was no good way to measure progress toward that target.  

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Humphries named McGill Northern Research Chair

Tue, 2016-11-01 16:18

Today at a press conference in Quebec City, the Institut Nordique du Quebec (INQ) announced three Northern Research Chairs, as well as a newly recruited Science and Innovation Director, Louis Fortier.

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STANDD (Centre for Society, Technology and Development) Seminar

Fri, 2015-03-27 12:30 - 16:00
Peterson Hall : Room 116, 3460 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E6

“Intersecting interests or corporate paradox? Mining, conservation and sustainable development at the 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress”

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Science Documentary Film: Kingdom of the Seahorse

Sun, 2012-11-11 15:00 - 17:00
Redpath Museum : Auditorium or room 200, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: Free

Documentary film Kingdom of the Seahorse (NOVA, 2003): Seahorses' extraordinary looks and surprising behavior have earned them a mythic stature, one that now puts them in peril. Millions are harvested each year for use in Chinese medicine as a cure for male impotence. Now their populations worldwide are plummeting. Dive with Amanda Vincent, the world's leading seahorse biologist, in Australia and the Philippines as she explores the secret lives of these extraordinary fish and launches innovative efforts to help them thrive once again.

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