World Wildlife Day: Bats need the Boreal

MiraForests, Press release, Wildlife

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and a local wildlife expert are calling for protection of the boreal forest in Manitoba as a critical measure to ensure the survival of endangered little brown (Myotis lucifugus) and northern long-eared bats (Myotis septentrionalis).

Going to bat for endangered dwellers of darkness


It is the time of year when many of us embrace the darkness a little tighter than usual and while our eyesight is adjusted to the shadows it’s a perfect opportunity to bring attention to species’ that rarely get the spotlight.

Fisher Bay: Protecting Crucial Habitat for Manitoba’s Bats

MiraFisher Bay, News

Spanning over 800 km2, the Fisher Bay Reserve is located 2 hours north of Winnipeg and sits within a vast stretch of boreal forest. In order to preserve the healthy landscape, the Fisher Bay Provincial Park was established in 2011, keeping the wide range of natural features – from forests, bogs, and beaches – available for an array of wildlife. The park boasts a range of species encompassing white-tailed deer, elk, moose, red fox, and many birds and fish. The land is maintained for recreational use, protecting the wildness from mining, logging, oil, gas, and hydroelectric development. Moreover, by eliminating the impact of industrial developments, critical habitats remain for endangered species such as the piping plover…

Save the little bats

MiraFisher Bay, News

The article Tiny bats give hope to proposal for park (March 4) highlights another species dependent on Manitoba’s boreal forests for its survival. As Craig Willis describes, Fisher Bay’s large … Read More