Photos by Kris Tynski

Welcome to the Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere

 A place where the people who live and work within its boundary try to attain a balanced relationship with the natural world, contributing to the needs of society as a whole by showing a way to a more sustainable future.

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Bras d'Or Lake Biosphere Reserve Association

This is the Facebook page for Canada's 16th UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Reserve ! The Bras d'Or Lake Biosphere Reserve was designated on June 29th, 2011. Biosphere reserves are places around the world where people are working in harmony with nature - showcases for sustainable development! Visit our web site [www.blbra.ca] for information about our UNESCO Biosphere is all about!
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Bras d'Or Lake Biosphere Reserve Association1 week ago
Please enjoy this beautiful video in which Elodie Nasone introduces us to some Bras d'Or life in French 🌾
Bras d'Or Lake Biosphere Reserve Association
Bras d'Or Watch
Please enjoy this beautiful video in which Elodie Nasone introduces us to some Bras d'Or life in French 🌾
Bras d'Or Lake Biosphere Reserve Association
Bras d'Or Lake Biosphere Reserve Association1 week ago
💡 Our latest IdeaLab examines how #OpenScience can benefit all and restore forms of knowledge that have been erased or silenced in our current system. If done with & for communities, it can accelerate the decolonization of knowledge.

➡️ https://bit.ly/2WR3wRv

✍️ Written by: Leslie Chan, Budd Hall, Florence Piron, Rajesh Tandon and Lorna Williams

🔗 Also available on zenodo: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3946773
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Bras d'Or Lake Biosphere Reserve Association2 weeks ago
In July 26 we celebrate #MangroveDay. #UNESCO Biosphere Reserves have great stories from these amazing ecosystems, like this one from #Tumbes in #Peru.

Share a picture or video from your #BiosphereReserve using the celebration's hashtag!

+info: https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/mangroveday
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Bras d'Or Lake Biosphere Reserve Association2 weeks ago
In Unama’ki and across Southern Canada, wood turtle populations have declined and the Wood Turtle is now a Threatened species. Turtles are a symbol of knowledge and wisdom because of the knowledge they gain over their very long lives—in fact the longest of any animal in Mi’kma’ki with a life span of up to 60 years.

These turtles can be in flood plains, along slow-moving streams, woodlands, fields or along the roadside near streams. They are brown to grayish brown in colour, with a woody looking upper shell with sculptured, pyramid shaped plates. Their skin has two-tones with the head and upper body being a dark brown and the throat, tail and bottom of the front legs being yellow, orange or red.

Between August and October each year, young wood turtles hatch and emerge from the nests their mothers buried underground. They are omnivores, eating insects, snails, small fish, worms, berries and even fungi.

🐢 Don’t forget to join our contest to help document turtle species like the Wood Turtle, and earn chances to win Amazon gift cards! See our previous posts for details on how to enter. 🐢

📸: Colin Osborn/USFWS
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Bras d'Or Lake Biosphere Reserve Association2 weeks ago
Wela’liek!
Thank you to our Mi’kmaq salmon harvesters for helping us redesign our salmon communication products.

Based on your input and constructive criticism, the new sign will replace the old salmon status signs currently posted in Eastern Cape Breton rivers such as the Grand, Middle, North, Baddeck, and Skye Rivers. We will be posting the new signs in other locations as well, such as River Denys and Frenchvale River.