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).
Spectacular diversity and unique boreal regions protected through a new Provincial Park
The province is moving ahead toward its commitment to create 10 new or expanded parks by 2020. The commitment is part of TomorrowNow, Manitoba’s Green Plan, which seeks to balance environmental protection with a thriving sustainable economy. The designation of Chitek Lake Provincial Park and the Walter Cook Caves Ecological Reserve move the measuring stick forward toward CPAWS’ goal of protecting 50% of our boreal regions from industrial developments to maintain ecological and economic stability as well as the forest carbon reserves that help to buffer against the impacts of climate change.