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Can you give me specific examples of the natural resources of plant life and animals in...

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danielb77 | Valedictorian

Posted September 10, 2013 at 1:52 AM via web

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Can you give me specific examples of the natural resources of plant life and animals in Ontario and explain how Ontario benefits from these resources?

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Kay Morse | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted September 10, 2013 at 10:26 PM (Answer #1)

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global decline in species numbers is one of the most significant issues facing us today and in the future. Plants, animals and natural systems provide us with clean water and air, food, medicine, shelter and protection from natural disasters. ("Ontario's local biodiversity," OurWorld 2.0 United nations University)

Canada has "unique" boreal forest (boreal: conifer) that are integral to managing climate change as they are responsible for significant carbon-oxygen exchange.

Canada has migratory bird species of great importance, like the Canada geese, that are critical to global migratory patterns.

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