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The Proposed Bay of Fundy Biosphere Reserve

Guest editorial by Douglas Boddy
Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada

Upon examining released documents relating to the proposed Bay of Fundy Biosphere Designation, several items come to the forefront. The advocates of the Biosphere for the Bay of Fundy like to proclaim the fact that they are worldwide in scope. The fact that UNESCO is their benefactor leads me to believe that they intend to deliver our sovereignty into the hands of this alien power, even though they deny this fact.

The area of Nova Scotia that they intend to use in creation of this biosphere comprises five counties, over 180,000 people and approximately 900,000 hectares or 2,225,000 acres. At the rate they are carrying out their agenda of meetings and keeping the public in the dark as to their objectives, less than 1/10th of 1 percent of the people will be informed.

I am sure some of the individuals involved in this scheme are well intentioned, but these super-sales people are manipulating them. They know how to play the "shell game" and hoodwink the unsuspecting public with scientific and sesquipedalian words.

At the first meeting we attended at Nappan, they used the Chignecto Park as a "core zone" and stated they would apply a "buffer zone" around it and a "transition;cone" around that. They talked of species and control. Then at the next meeting at Amherst they didn't even bring this up until we mentioned it and their answer was, "We forgot." The Nappan meeting was targeted at large landowners. There are quite a few in the Advocate area and none of them were invited, although the organization slated that they had sent out over 400 private invitations. They only invite people they know are sympathetic to their cause of saving the entire world at the expense of the common peoples. WE THE PEOPLE ARE THE ENDANGERED SPECIES.

We have spent considerable time searching for and downloading information on this and other Biospheres and find that once signed into the UNESCO fold it is hard to extricate one's property. We have found instances where farms have been denied and private property is being forced to be torn down without the benefit of compensation. It got so bad that the Senate of the State of Kentucky ruled against the formation of biospheres in that state, as it would displace people and cost jobs. They have also lost in Arkansas and New York. I realize the local group doesn't want to be compared to the U.S. model, but they are all tarred with the same brush as they all have the same objective.

If groups like the "Bay of Fundy Biosphere Initiative" are allowed to continue designating land for biosphere reserves, the globe will look like it has blisters on its face when viewed from outer space.

The Fundy Biosphere group is made up of scientific academics, who can manipulate numbers and semantics to suit any situation that fits their cause.

The FEAR FACTOR enters into the equation in that they have been planning this action for years and keeping the public in the dark. Now, they are holding a few public meetings involving mainly their friends and associates. Their plan was to submit their application for UNESCO approval in June 2002. People have to attend the meetings in their areas and let them know just how bad this plan is and how much it will affect many of them and their lives. People don't like to being "sweet-talked" by these super-sales persons.

ITEM OF NOTE; Guess who dictates the rules here?
You guessed it, the environmentalists who have brought you this Biosphere in the first place. We don't need another agency dictating what we do with our property.

This experiment called the Fundy Biosphere put together by these academics and scientists leaves one feeling like a lab rat in a cage or an amoeba under a microscope.

(Taken from Biosphere Initiative papers)

Bio. Referring to biology, as the study of plants and animals. Sphere a round solid body with a continuous surface similar to a globe.

An area dedicated to long-term protection (e.g. Provincial protected areas, Provincial / Federal Parks, National Wildlife areas, etc.) Core areas have clearly defined boundaries and usually have legal protection under provincial or federal legislation so that their use or natural condition cannot be changed by a simple decision by the landowner or land manager.

An area of land or water that is managed in a way that supports the conservation objectives of the core areas. Lands with conservation easements, sustainable management practices, and other kinds of managed working or protected landscapes could be considered as "buffer." Buffer areas usually have identified boundaries and are not regulated, other than by the landowners voluntary commitment to sustainable management.

The broader area outside the "core" and "buffer" where the sustainable management practices developed in the buffer are shared with the wider community. The boundaries of the area of cooperation are not necessarily fixed, but can shift according to the interests and needs of the communities involved.

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