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Boreal forest News

Pimachiowin Aki — Canada's newest UNESCO World Heritage Site

Ottawa - On Sunday, July 1, 2018, it was announced that Canada's Pimachiowin Aki — the land that gives life — a biosphere reserve located in the Boreal Forest that covers parts of Manitoba and Ontario, had been added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites.

Canada moves to protect world's largest expanse of boreal forest

Ottawa - Alberta is now home to the largest area of protected boreal forest in the world, following an announcement Tuesday that set aside more than 13,600 square kilometers (5,251 square miles) of land across much of northeast Alberta.

Boreal Birds Need Half: Program aims to protect birds and forests

Key bird and nature organizations are pressing the Canadian and U.S. governments to provide protection to at least half of the continent's boreal forests against industrial development.

Concerted action will secure future of Scotland’s national tree

Forres - Amid much fanfare the native Scots pine was declared Scotland’s national tree, end January, but a leading conservation charity is calling for concerted action to ensure the iconic species has a secure future.

Photo Essay: Birds of the Canadian Boreal Forest Special

The Boreal Forest is home to many species of plant and animal life, it is also home to a great many species of birds. If one knows where to look, and or has a little luck eagles, hawks, Pileated Woodpeckers and many other birds can be spotted.

Greenpeace exits Canada's Boreal Forest Agreement citing breaches

Greenpeace Canada announced its withdrawal yesterday from the Canada Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) claiming logging roads built in Quebec’s Montagnes Blanches region managed by Resolute Forest Products are a violation of the CBFA.

Study: Call to protect Canada’s boreal, the ‘world’s waterkeeper’

Washington - A new report reveals that Canada’s boreal forest possesses more unfrozen freshwater than any place on earth and as industry is rapidly changing its landscape, scientists have issued an urgent call for making boreal preservation a primary global issue.

Ring of Fire mining:environmental and economic issues for Ontario

In Canada's Far North is an area called the The Ring of Fire where mining companies are eager to develop open-pit mining. That may seem like good economic news there are issues not only for the the environment but for the future of Ontario.

Foes become allies, sign deal to protect Canadian Boreal Forest

Toronto - A landmark historic agreement was announced early Tuesday morning by the Forest Products Association of Canada and nine environmental groups.
 

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A new report by the Pew Environment Group states that Canada s boreal forest possesses the planet s ...
A new report by the Pew Environment Group states that Canada's boreal forest possesses the planet's largest and most pristine freshwater system.
D. Langhorst/Ducks Unlimited
The Canada warbler nests on the ground in boreal forests.
The Canada warbler nests on the ground in boreal forests.
Emmett Hume
A map of Canada s beautiful boreal forests
A map of Canada's beautiful boreal forests
Boreal Songbird Initiative
Canada  boreal forest is home to a staggering number of  wildlife species  including the woodland ca...
Canada' boreal forest is home to a staggering number of wildlife species, including the woodland caribou. As its waters empty into the northern oceans and seas, it provides critical habitat for some of the planet's most endangered birds.
Valerie Courtois/Pew Environment Group
One of the routes through ancient forest in the Saguenay Lac St-Jean region in Canada which Greenpea...
One of the routes through ancient forest in the Saguenay Lac St-Jean region in Canada which Greenpeace alleges breaches the CBFA.
Greenpeace Canada
Professor Danielle Way (left)  a plant biologist at Western University  seen working onsite in Minne...
Professor Danielle Way (left), a plant biologist at Western University, seen working onsite in Minnesota.
Dept. of Energy/ORNL
The experiment consists of ten open-top  glass chambers containing 40 to 50 year-old trees  small pl...
The experiment consists of ten open-top, glass chambers containing 40 to 50 year-old trees, small plants and peatland soil.
Dept. of Energy/ORNL
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Industrial impact in Canada continues moving northward  providing great challenges for protection of...
Industrial impact in Canada continues moving northward, providing great challenges for protection of its boreal forest.
Map courtesy of Global Forest Watch Canada
Canada s boreal contains the world s largest supply of soil carbon  stored in its peatlands and satu...
Canada's boreal contains the world's largest supply of soil carbon, stored in its peatlands and saturated forests.
Photo credit: Chad Delaney
Canada has a unique opportunity to preserve its boreal forest and the rich water reserves within it ...
Canada has a unique opportunity to preserve its boreal forest and the rich water reserves within it, setting an example for worldwide conservation efforts.
Photo courtesy Steve Kallick
The Pew report calls for a national peatlands stewardship policy that will result in a  no net loss ...
The Pew report calls for a national peatlands stewardship policy that will result in a "no net loss of wetlands and peatlands."
Wetlands map courtesy the Pew Environment Group
Canada s boreal forest is estimated to provide more than $700 billion annually as a buffer against c...
Canada's boreal forest is estimated to provide more than $700 billion annually as a buffer against climate change and providing ecological services such as food and water filtration.
Photo courtesy David Nunuk/Pew Environment Group
Rivers that begin in Canda s boreal forest provide essential food supplies for marine life  help cre...
Rivers that begin in Canda's boreal forest provide essential food supplies for marine life, help create Arctic sea ice, and influence the oceans' currents.
Map courtesy of Genevieve Margherio