Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute (MTRI) : Institut de recherche du Mersey Tobeatic

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MTRI

MTRI is a non-profit co-operative with a mandate to promote sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity conservation in the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve and beyond through research, education, and the operation of a field station.

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Caledonia Christmas Bird Count
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Caledonia Christmas Bird Count

Photo by Alain Belliveau

Are you available Sunday Decemeber 14th for this year's Caledonia Christmas Bird Count?

We need volunteers to watch feeders,and also drive and walk around the woods in Caledonia, Westfield, Kempt, Maitland Bridge, and West Caledonia. You can choose when and for how long you survey so long as it is on the count day Dec. 14th and within the circle (call for details and to register). Field guides and binoculars can be borrowed from MTRI.

 


 


MTRI's 3rd Annual Conservation Science Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended the Conservation Science Meeting in Lunenburg on November 7th. It was a successful day showcasing new results and ideas, complete with a post-meeting reception and benefit concert; a fantastic way to celebrate MTRI's 10th aniversary!

Click here for more information on the day, including PDFs of the posters and oral presentations.

 


 

Bursary - Clapp Conservation Award

The Clapp Conservation Award honours the remarkable efforts of Diane and Harold Clapp, founding members and long-time volunteers who have led by example in building MTRI. The purpose of this award is to encourage and build youth capacity for conservation in southwestern Nova Scotia. MTRI is a non-profit co-operative with a mandate to promote sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity conservation in the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve and beyond through research, education, and the operation of a field station. 

For more information on the bursary and the Clapp's contribution to MTRI click here. To read about this years recipient Mallory Heim click here.


 Have you seen any Bats?

The Nova Scotia Bat Conservation web page is actively taking past and present bat sightings for the 2014 season. Reports can be submitted online at www.batconservation.ca or phoned in to the Species at Risk hotline 1-866-727-3447. Click here to read the Department of Natural Resources press release.

 


 

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