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December 4th, 2001

New Report Measures Wildlife Watching’s Contribution to Nation’s Economy

A new report recently released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows that expenditures for wildlife watching are equivalent to the revenues generated from all spectator sports, amusement parks and arcades, non-hotel casinos, bowling centers and skiing facilities combined.Using data from the 2006 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and
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December 4th, 2001

Mr. Doer goes to Denmark

CANADIAN Ambassador to the United States and former Manitoba premier Gary Doer is off to Copenhagen to save the day for Canada at the climate conference there. Actually, he will only help to save the day. He is one member of a team of 17 distinguished Canadians recruited by Environment
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December 4th, 2001

Manitoba Government Releases Caribou Strategy

After years of delays, the Manitoba government has released its Conservation and Recovery Strategy for Boreal Woodland Caribou. The Strategy is a weaker, watered-down version of its predecessor that fails to embrace what is truly needed to create a healthy future for threatened woodland caribou – protecting large, intact areas
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December 4th, 2001

Wilderness areas get protection

The Manitoba government has set aside three wilderness areas in the province to protect wildlife from ATVs, snowmobiles and other human encroachment. The new areas are the Whitemouth Bog Ecological Reserve, the Whitemouth Bog Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and Observation Point WMA. The undeveloped wilderness areas total more than 14,000
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December 4th, 2001

All-weather road set for east side of lake

The province and First Nations groups took the first step Thursday on an ambitious plan to build an all-weather road system through a wilderness area the size of England on the east side of Lake Winnipeg. The huge area is home to about 22 communities—many of which are the most
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December 4th, 2001

Put Caribou On Threatened List: Experts

The Manitoba government’s continued refusal to include the woodland caribou on its endangered species list is contributing to the species’ declining numbers, according to wilderness experts. Manitoba wildlife conservation experts say the province’s efforts to date – including a recently published recovery strategy for woodland caribou – fall far short
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December 4th, 2001

2008 Protected Areas Efforts Earn Manitoba ‘F’

Manitoba Wildlands has released the annual Manitoba Protected Areas Grade and technical assessment. Its actions, or lack thereof, have earned the provincial government a failing grade for 2008. In the year since December 2007, Manitoba experienced a net loss of protected lands. This marks the second year in a row
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