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Bird’s eye view: Interactive science atlas brings Southwest Nova to life

25 Sep 2017 7:52 AM | Ted MacKinnon (Administrator)

The biosphere reserve includes the counties of Queens, Shelburne, Yarmouth, Digby and Annapolis, and its contents have been the subject of intense study by no fewer than five universities, a half dozen NGOs and numerous others agencies and government departments. 

 Shown above, from left to right, are Ian Manning, Cliff Drysdale and Bill Livingstone. (CONTRIBUTED)

Speaking as someone who’s witnessed many of these scientific endeavours up close, I assure you there’s no shortage of extremely intelligent people doing very important work.

To be frank, the significance of the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve is impossible to summarize in any one article and that’s my point. A culmination of its ecological, cultural and scientific assets couldn’t be contained in any one atlas, encyclopedia or well meaning web page, or so I thought before meeting the people doing exactly that. (Zack Metcalfe )

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