Selinger Announces Boreal Peatlands Strategy and New Protected Areas

December 9, 2009

The Manitoba government has announced its precedent setting Boreal Peatlands Steward Strategy. According to Premier Selinger,  “Manitoba will be a leader in the preservation of boreal peatlands with a new stewardship strategy that will be developed in co-operation with stakeholders and leading climate-change non-governmental agencies.”

CPAWS has been encouraging the province to include large-scale boreal protection in its climate change strategy for years.  We look forward to working with the province to develop the strategy so it leads to tangible outcomes on the landscape. CPAWS is asking the province to announce a commitment to work with First Nations and all Manitobans to protect more than half of our Boreal Region from industrial developments along with best practices on the remaining landscape.

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