#Forests

Protect the Woodland Boreal Caribou

After 5 years of delaying, provinces and territories have failed to follow through with measures to protect the boreal woodland caribou. Herds have been declining…

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The Great Northern Forest is the evergreen crown of the planet, the boreal forest landscape that rings the subarctic and representing nearly one-third of the forest left on Earth. This amazing ecosystem is an important global reservoir of stored carbon and a crucial haven for biodiversity in the face of climate change.

The Great Northern Forest comprises old growth forest, with both old and new growth resulting from natural disturbances (e.g. fires), and managed forest (i.e. subject to periodic industrially logging). These vast forests are home to a rich diversity of native mammals ranging from reindeer (in Northern Europe and Russia) and caribou (in North America) to wolverines and lynx. Its trees, plants, and soils (including vast areas of peatlands and permafrost) store more carbon than the world’s tropical forests. To address climate change issues, save the beauty of the Great Northern Forest and the incredible diversity of life that depends on it, we need to base our role and relationship with the forest on scientific facts. These facts you will find in this report.
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