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Decline in turtle population topic of Duncan lecture series

Published on Feb 25, 2010, Dundas Star News


The Giant’s Rib Discovery Centre presents The Vanishing Turtles of Southern Ontario with Erin Nadeau, co-ordinator of the Adopt-A-Pond Program at the Toronto Zoo.

The presentation is part of the ongoing Bruce Duncan Memorial Lecture Series, named in honour of the late general manager of the Hamilton Conservation Authority, and is dedicated to promoting the Niagara Escarpment as an internationally recognized World Biosphere Reserve and a truly unique topographic feature of our natural and cultural heritage.

Nadeau has completed a bachelor of science with a focus on ecology and evolution at the University of Western Ontario, as well as masters of environmental studies with a focus on conservation biology and protected areas management from York University.

Her work with the Toronto Zoo’s Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme, as both a wetland conservation biologist and more recently as the turtle stewardship and social marketing co-ordinator, has focused primarily on community outreach, marketing and field research. The presentation will address the decline in Ontario’s turtle populations and the recent rise in the number of “species at risk” turtles in the province. It takes place March 7, 2 p. m. at the Parks Canada Discovery Centre. Contact Ken, kenjoan75@sympatico.ca, or Stan, basil.cottage@sympatico.ca

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