Biodiversity assessments in a given area require good data collection techniques. Entomologist Henri Goulet describes the ant trap technology used to gather data on insects in the forest near a unique sand dune habitat.
In this clip from Biodiversity Conservancy, botanist Paul Catling describes the Star Fungus, sometimes called the 'Earth Star' fungus, a species that is often found in and around the edges of sand dunes.
A video clip from Biodiversity Conservancy. In this clip, Botanist Paul Catling describes a particular species of grass (Carex rugosperma) that only grows in sandy soil and is threatened when sand dunes disappear.
Biodiversity Conservancy International (BCI) in 2011 took on the restoration and reclamation of the Pinhey sand dune, a unique, rare, and rapidly disappearing sand dune habitat in Ottawa, Ontario. Without this effort to save it, the dune would disappear completely within 10-15 years, and a number of species would also become extinct locally. The conservation project is one of a number of activities undertaken by BCI.