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Wiping Away the Boreal

Publication | 27 September, 2017 at 15:00

Human activities are currently driving the world’s species to extinction at up to 1,000 times the natural rate. To protect biodiversity and the functioning ecosystems that are vital to our wellbeing, we must reduce and ultimately halt our...

Sending wild caribou to a zoo?

Blog entry by Eduardo Sousa | 3 May, 2017

In Canada, recent government decisions to address declining caribou populations are truly dumbfounding. We live in very odd times. We have politicians in powerful positions around the world who wish to take us back to the...

Canadian Forest Industry and Environmental Groups sign world’s largest conservation...

Press release | 18 May, 2010 at 16:15

Toronto/Montreal, May 18, 2010: Today 21 member companies of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), and nine leading environmental organizations, unveiled an unprecedented agreement – the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement – that applies...

“My land is not for sale.” One First Nation’s fight to save ancestral forest

Blog entry by Marie Moucarry | 24 September, 2015 3 comments

The Broadback Valley is one of the last intact forests in Quebec, Canada. For hundreds of kilometres, there’s not a road, not a clearcut, not a mine, not a power line, not a pipeline…just pure wilderness. And without protection,...

The Forest Stewardship Council can help protect Canada's Boreal Intact Forest Landscapes

Blog entry by Catharine Grant | 17 July, 2015 1 comment

Two weeks ago, Greenpeace Africa's Irene Wabiwa-Betoko wrote about the need for Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) protection in the Congo Basin, and expressed the hope that FSC's new commitment to IFLs protection could help shift the...

Landmark pact reached to protect Canada's Boreal Forest

Feature story | 18 May, 2010 at 16:43

Today the biggest, most ambitious forest conservation deal ever has been announced: The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement. After more than seven years of hard-fought campaigning to end the on-going destruction of Canada's Boreal Forest, Greenpeace...

US pharmacy giant making wrong choice for the Boreal Forest

Blog entry by Amy Moas | 29 July, 2015 1 comment

Inhale, exhale. The Boreal Forest impacts every breath you take. Spanning North America, Russia, Japan and Scandinavia, the Boreal is the world's largest carbon absorbing ecosystem, purifying the air you breathe and keeping the...

Through The Trees The Truth Behind Logging In Canada

Publication | 18 September, 2003 at 0:00

Canada's Boreal forest is home to timber wolves, the endangered woodland caribou, wolverines, and 60 per cent of Canada's songbirds. Large-scale industrial development from oil and gas exploration, hydro-power expansion, mining and logging poses...

Will you Stand for the Boreal Forest?

Blog entry by Cristiana De Lia | 17 February, 2015

Most people have heard about the Amazon rainforest and how we desperately need to protect it. But there's a lesser-known, massive forest to the north that's under serious threat right now. The global Boreal Forest stretches...

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