Mammals of Nova Scotia
  
Nova Scotia is a peninsula of wilderness on Canada’s rugged Atlantic Coast. Fewer than one million people live here, mostly along the 7,500 kilometers of meandering shoreline, leaving lots of room for an abundance of wildlife. From white-tailed deer to meadow voles and lynx to loons, the varied landscape of the South Shore region is home rich tapestry of species. Nova Scotia's ecological diversity is a product of delicately balanced environmental conditions, and these are vulnerable to the rapid changes expected with global warming. Alcoa Volunteers Paul Smelter and Yolanda Barba Gutiérrez will understand how Nova Scotia's wilderness ecosystem is being affected by climate change, and determine the implications for forestry, hunting, and tourism which are vital to the local economy.
  
Expedition location: Halifax, NS, Canada
Expedition date: June 28 - July 11
  
 Yolanda Barba Gutiérrez's Diary
 Paul Smelter’s Diary

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Mammals of Nova Scotia


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