306 Mount Scio Road
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 5S7

International Day for Biological Diversity Free Lecture: Goods From Our Woods – We can use non-timber products to conserve forests

Thursday, May 22, 11 a.m. - 12 noon at MUN Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Road
Fee: Free (Registration is not required).

Christmas wreaths, maple syrup, and jam are just a few of the natural products Canadians love! Collectively these products are termed non-timber forest products. When harvested sustainably, these value-added products have a considerable economic potential. Communities and governments are provided with an alternative to cutting their forests for timber and a method to preserving biodiversity. Join Susan Squires, a research assistant with the MUN Biology Department as she talks about the non-timber forest products of Newfoundland.

The International Day for Biological Diversity is a day to reflect on the state and value of biodiversity. This year's theme is Biodiversity and Agriculture. Agriculture is a key example of how human activities have profound impacts on the ecosystems and biodiversity of our planet. For more information on The International Day for Biological Diversity please visit http://www.cbd.int/ibd/2008/

For more information on Garden events and programs, please contact Anne Madden, Education Coordinator, 737-8590 or [email protected].

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