To maintain biodiversity means that the Earth’s capacity for renewal is in tact and nature is resilient!
We understand that the elements of biodiversity (a healthy dynamic food web and ecosystem services) are important to maintain health and wellbeing during Climate Change. We also understand that ecotones, such as The Land Between, are integral to supporting all of Ontario during Climate Change as they are refuges for these services. This is because The Land Between has many food web interactions from both the north and south and also food web systems that are unique to the region….we can say perhaps that we have three food webs here and therefore provide buffering to climate change: If the pollinators from the south are missing, those from the north are here and so forth.
To reach these goals of conserving and preserving biodiversity we choose species at risk as markers or indicators of food web interactions and diversity; and natural cover as the supporting habitat. Together areas that harbor these features are priorities.
We provide site visits, stewardship plans, and landscape mapping tools to support conservation of biodiversity.
Check out our work:
The Greenway Project to preserve biodiversity
Wetland Wonder, the most diverse biomes in the world are a protection priority