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June 28th, 2012

BREAKTHROUGH UNDER THE CANADIAN BOREAL FOREST AGREEMENT FOR CARIBOU, ECONOMY AND COMMUNITIES

June 28, 2012, TORONTO – Forest company and conservation group signatories to the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) welcome Ontario’s support today of their approach and joint recommendations on an action plan for an area of the province’s boreal forest almost five times the size of Metro Toronto. The action
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June 20th, 2012

BQCMB calls for halt to mineral exploration on caribou calving grounds and cancellation of permits

STONEWALL, Manitoba (June 12, 2012) The Beverly and Qamanirjuaq Caribou Management Board (BQCMB) is alarmed that mineral exploration is being allowed in the heart of the Qamanirjuaq caribou calving ground, and is calling for cancellation of existing permits, a review of the situation, and action to make sure the same
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June 15th, 2012

Better protection for caribou and new protected areas on the horizon

Manitoba announces Green Plan “We’re pleased with the province’s commitment to protecting the sizeable woodland caribou habitats that this threatened species and all our treasured boreal forest wildlife need for survival,” said Ron Thiessen, executive director of the Manitoba chapter of the Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society. “Equally welcoming is
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April 20th, 2012

Eagan fifth grader wins national art contest

Sky Waters, an 11-year-old fifth-grader from Eagan, has won the 2012 Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest with his depiction of a woodland caribou. Sky will be going to Washington, D.C., next month for a reception and will have his name engraved on a special trophy. He’ll also get an
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March 20th, 2012

Last Chance to Act for Threatened Manitoba East Side Caribou

Today is the final opportunity for citizens to comment on the Manitoba government’s proposed plans for recovering threatened woodland caribou populations on the southern east side of Lake Winnipeg. CPAWS believes there are strengths to the plans but also serious deficiencies so we have made several recommendations in the hope
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March 5th, 2012

Meet to Talk about Peat

Restoring Lake Winnipeg, curbing climate change, and protecting wildlife were part of the conversation as experts converged in Winnipeg on Feb. 28th to view Manitoba’s preliminary vision for a Boreal Peatlands Stewardship Strategy. As water filters, carbon stores, and vital habitat, peatlands have an important role to play in all
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February 22nd, 2012

Caribou recovery plan swamped by public feedback

The iconic image of the woodland caribou has graced one side of Canadian quarters since 1937 and environmentalists are worried that may be the only way to see this endangered species in the future. Public consultations on a caribou recovery strategy come to an end Wednesday but Environment Minister Peter
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December 23rd, 2011

Plans for Protecting Caribou Released!

The province asks for public comment on plans to protect two caribou ranges on the east side of Lake Winnipeg CPAWS is pleased the draft plans acknowledge the need to protect caribou habitat. We hope the final plans will specify that these protected areas need to be large. Caribou are
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October 7th, 2011

Tour Canada’s Boreal Forest

Spanning 1.2 billion acres, Canada’s boreal forest is the largest intact forest ecosystem on the planet. This unique environment is home to hundreds of species of migratory fish and birds, and contains carbon-rich soil and permafrost critical to the fight against global warming.
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Featured image for “David Suzuki: Protecting the boreal wilderness known as Pimachiowin Aki”
September 21st, 2011

David Suzuki: Protecting the boreal wilderness known as Pimachiowin Aki

According to a study published several years ago in the journal Science, few places on our planet have been untouched by modern humans. Satellite images taken from thousands of kilometres above the Earth reveal a world that has been irrevocably changed by human land use over the past few decades.
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February 8th, 2011

Thinking big about the boreal

What is the boreal, why is it important and how do we rescue it? Most Manitobans have been to the boreal, but many are unaware that it’s called that. It’s the place with the pines, spruce and birch trees,  graced by wetlands, rivers and lakes. The Whiteshell Provincial Park is
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January 10th, 2011

Woodland Caribou: A Canadian Idol

If you are Canadian, chances are you have a caribou in your pocket.  Since 1937, we have celebrated the woodland caribou by featuring its image on the “tails” side of millions of Canadian quarters. Woodland caribou are fascinating dwellers of Canada’s boreal region that boast many remarkable yet largely unknown
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