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International Influences: Tijuca Forest – The Lungs of Rio

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I’ve never been to Rio de Janeiro, but if I came across a genie in a bottle, visiting the city would be my first wish (I have dreams of strolling through Copacabana during Carnival). But much to my surprise, the city has more to offer than just beaches and hot weather. After a simple Google search, I learned that visiting Rio without seeing the Tijuca Forest is like going to New York City and not seeing Central Park.
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Meet the newest member of the LEAF team!

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The subtle but immensely important roles nature and natural systems play in our daily lives, and by extension, the great value urban natural spaces have for city dwellers, is why the work LEAF does is so important and why I’m so glad to be the newest (re-) addition to the team.
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Barn Owls and Trees

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Sun Rise Barn Owl
Endangered animals are a big problem in the world. One of the endangered animals is the Barn owl. Barn owls are located in Southern Ontario. They are endangered because people are tearing down the old traditional barns and replacing them with new “bird proof” barns. Now these owls are losing suitable nesting sites and it affects their survival. This is a shame because with the old generation of barns, Barn owls actually helped farmers control the population of rats and mice in a natural way.
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A passion for urban forests

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Jennifer Dillon
Hello friends of LEAF. As a new board member, I may be a new face to many of you but I plan to stick around in urban forestry for many years to come.
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Shade as Cancer Prevention

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Shade Tree
Last fall, I attended the Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition’s symposium. What did I expect? Not what I received - which was enlightening.
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