Zoe Lindo and M. walbranensis, one of several unique species she found in the precious Walbran Valley. Also, Mark Devries and Speciesism for WOC Oct 14 2015

Zoe Lindo is Assistant Professor at the U of Western Ontario, studying soil biodiversity and ecosystem function.  She’s a taxonomic expert in a suborder of soil-dwelling mites.  But when she climbed into the canopy of an ancient cedar grove on Vancouver Island, she found eight unique species that hadn’t yet been described and documented.  The Walbran Valley is one of the last unprotected temperate ancient rainforests on earth, and a company called Teal Jones has received permission from the BC Government to drop in by helicopter and pluck some of the last big trees for their profit.  Visit Friends of Carmanah/Walbran for more information and to support the forest defenders.  Also, a portion of a previously recorded interview with Mark Devries discussing his film project Speciesism: The Movie.

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About Janine Bandcroft

The Winds of Change airs every other Thursday 11-noon from CFUV listener supported radio in Victoria, on the unceded lands of the Coast Salish peoples. You can listen live anytime at cfuv.ca (it's a great station) and if you're able, we'd really appreciate if you contribute (even 5 bucks) to our annual funding drive.
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