The Manitoba government’s deadline to make a decision on the permanent protection of nine islands in Lake Winnipegosis is tomorrow, Wednesday December 14th. Grand, Pemmican and Goose Islands have been temporarily protected as park reserves since 2001 to conserve wildlife and ecosystems in the Manitoba Lowlands Natural Region. Potential mineral interests on Pemmican Island have drawn concern from CPAWS.
Adapting to change
Like all natural systems, the Boreal in Manitoba is ever changing.
Protecting habitat foundational to protecting moose
Though it is concerning that the recent throne speech excludes commitments to advance the needle on protecting our valuable ecosystems, I am pleased it includes a provincial commitment to develop comprehensive co-management strategies to secure the long-term sustainability of our wildlife populations. Ultimately, the success of efforts to safeguard and recover wildlife will require the province to conserve adequate suitable habitat for the species with which we share the landscape.
Northern Boreal Summit to help Design Future of Manitoba’s Boreal
Manitoba’s northerners and interested citizens are gathering in Opaskwayak Cree Nation today to discuss the future of the province’s Boreal Region, a vast, largely intact tract of forest and wetlands that accounts for approximately 80 per cent of Manitoba’s landscape.
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.
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 … Read More
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 … Read More