"What's in a name?" The river otter was first identified in 1777. Since that time, it has been given a total of ELEVEN common names.
These names are: river otter, North American river otter, northern river otter, common otter, American otter, Canada otter, Canadian otter, fish otter, land otter, nearctic river otter, and the Prince of Wales otter.
According to the UN, almost one billion people live in mountain areas, and over half the human population depends on mountains for water, food and clean energy. Yet mountains are under threat from climate change, land degradation, over exploitation and natural disasters, with potentially far-reaching and devastating consequences, both for mountain communities and the rest of the world.
International Mountain Day 2017 provides an occasion to highlight how climate, hunger and migration are affecting highlands and to ensure sustainable mountain development.
A little winter wonderland photo for a beautiful Monday morning. I love boathouses alongside lakes here in Gatineau as they add beauty to landscapes. It’s a busy day ahead that will start with... a coffee hehe. Then it’s off to pick up a few props for today’s shoot. 🍼👨👩👧 shoot. #outaouaisfun#explorecanada