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Age of Union Reveals New “On the Frontline” Episodes Featuring Kenauk Reserve’s Conservation Efforts

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The new installment follows Kenauk Institute Executive Director Liane Nowell and her team as they undertake critical environmental studies, such as monitoring loon populations.

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Led by the innovative vision of Emmy award-winning executive producer Dax Dasilva, Age of Union is proud to unveil the next installment in their YouTube series, “On the Frontline.” 

Following the well-received initial episodes that brought to light the crucial work of Nature Seekers in Trinidad, dedicated to the conservation of Leatherback turtles, the series now turns its attention to the majestic landscapes of Kenauk, one of the largest private nature reserves in North America, situated between Montreal and Ottawa.

Covering over 65,000 acres of pristine forest and encompassing more than 60 lakes, Kenauk represents a cornerstone of biodiversity and ecological research in Quebec. In partnership with the Kenauk Institute, the latest episodes of “On the Frontline” delve into the institute’s pioneering work to preserve this vital natural habitat against the backdrop of climate change.

“Arriving at Kenauk and being surrounded by acres of forest and lake allows you to travel through time to a remote piece of the Canadian landscape,” said On the Frontline Producer and Director Daphne Rustow. “The Institute is a testament to what can happen when people come together and set their sights on a uniquely long-term vision: monitoring a property over a 100-year horizon.”

The episode airing on April 11 follows Kenauk Institute Executive Director Liane Nowell and her team as they undertake critical environmental studies, such as monitoring loon populations on Lake Papineau and researching the forest’s canopy to gain insights into ecosystem dynamics. It provides an unfiltered look at the scientific and conservation work happening at Kenauk, showcasing the dedication and challenges faced by the team.

Scheduled for May 9, the second episode shifts focus to the people behind the Kenauk Institute, painting a personal portrait of a team driven by their commitment to environmental stewardship. Viewers will gain insight into their daily motivations, the obstacles they encounter in their conservation work, and their collective vision for Kenauk’s future.

“Each episode underscores the fact that every effort counts and everyone has a role to play in protecting our planet’s precious biodiversity,” said Age of Union Founder Dax Dasilva. “It’s about turning awareness into action and showing that change is possible when we come together for a common cause.” 

 

Through its CA$3 million support of the Kenauk Institute, Age of Union is helping to establish the largest temperate research forest in the world. This contribution is also facilitating an environmental inventory of the property, the continuation of ecological research programs, and, ultimately, greater community-engagement in long-term conservation efforts.

Kenauk’s historical significance, ecological importance, and ongoing research projects, such as the Carbon Reserves and Wetland Research Projects, play a pivotal role in understanding climate change’s impacts, preserving biodiversity, and ensuring the area’s protection for future generations.

The Age of Union Alliance, together with the Kenauk Institute, is committed to furthering scientific research, education, and conservation, safeguarding Kenauk as a sanctuary for wildlife and a hub for environmental science and education.

“On the Frontline” is Age of Union’s YouTube series that follows the individuals and teams spearheading conservation and protecting our planet’s vulnerable wildlife and ecosystems. Offering an intimate view of environmental guardians at work, each episode provides a glimpse into the challenges and successes encountered in the field. From Canada to Trinidad and beyond, “On the Frontline” explores the diverse landscapes where conservationists strive to make a tangible difference, sharing stories that highlight the interconnectedness of our global environmental preservation efforts. You can watch the series on YouTube.

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