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2014-03-21 08:21:46

United Nations' 2014 Theme is "Celebrating Forests for Sustainable Development" MONTREAL, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today launched the Boreal Forest Facts website (www.BorealForestFacts.com) to coincide with the United Nations' 2014 International Day of Forests, providing a new digital resource highlighting the company's ongoing efforts to promote sustainable forest management in one of the world's most vibrant ecosystems....

2013-07-23 12:23:11

OTTAWA, July 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the Canadian Wildlife Federation is presenting its Western Boreal Forest Initiative at the International Congress of Conservation Biology in Baltimore, MD. Working closely with industry and academics, the first phase of the initiative developed a science-based, land use model that will help Canadians and decision makers see the outcomes for wildlife of various resource development and habitat conservation scenarios in the western boreal...

2013-07-22 12:22:05

BALTIMORE, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Canadian boreal forest is one of the world's great natural treasures. Stretching from the Yukon in the west to Newfoundland and Labrador in the east, this ecologically diverse region contains the largest blocks of intact forest and wetlands left on Earth. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2012-12-14 12:22:41

Pew applauds protection of area three times the size of Yellowstone QUEBEC CITY, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mathew Jacobson of the Pew Environment Group's boreal campaign issued the following statement in response to the Province of Quebec's announcement today that it has created a 6.5-million-acre park. The new Tursujuq National Park spans Quebec's boreal and arctic territory. "We commend the government of Quebec for the creation of the Tursujuq National Park, which ranks...

2012-06-28 06:23:44

TORONTO, June 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Forest company and conservation group signatories to the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) welcome Ontario's support today of their approach and joint recommendations on an action plan for an area of the province's boreal forest almost five times the size of Metro Toronto. The action plan recommendations aim to secure the future of the 3 million hectares of caribou range in the Abitibi River Forest to conserve Boreal woodland caribou and maintain...

2012-04-17 10:21:12

Pew praises visionary conservation legislation QUEBEC CITY, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mathew Jacobson, manager of the Pew Environment Group's International Boreal Conservation Campaign in Quebec, issued the following statement today in reaction to the Quebec government's introduction of legislation to protect half of northern Quebec - nearly 600,000 square kilometers, an area about the size of France - from all industrial activity. The legislation is a part of...

2011-09-28 15:37:00

VANCOUVER, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In just three minutes, participants at today's Google Earth Outreach Canada launch will get a nonstop, coast-to-coast, interactive experience with the earth's "green halo," the boreal forest. The Pew Environment Group tour lets anyone with a computer hover over the vast northern forests and waterways to learn about an ecosystem that stores twice as much carbon per acre as tropical rainforests, holds more freshwater than any other...

2011-05-09 13:26:00

QUEBEC CITY, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mathew Jacobson, manager of the Pew Environment Group's International Boreal Conservation Campaign in Quebec, issued the following statement today in reaction to the Quebec government's release of Plan Nord, a sustainable development initiative for the 425,000-square-mile northern boreal region. This undertaking includes a commitment to put half of the area off limits to industrial activity. "We commend Premier Jean Charest for announcing...

2011-04-18 07:00:00

OTTAWA, April 18 /PRNewswire/ - Signatories to the landmark Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) today unveiled a new Boreal Business Forum which is a roundtable comprised of CBFA participants, leading corporations and investors with a strong interest in conservation of the Boreal Forest. The membership reflects a variety of sectors representing the marketplace regions sourcing from the Boreal, including Canada, the US and Europe. The Boreal Business Forum is intended to closely...

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2011-03-17 07:30:00

A new report by the Pew Environment Group has revealed that Canada's boreal forest, the world's largest on-land carbon storehouse, contains more freshwater than any other ecosystem, totaling more than 197 million acres of surface freshwater. As water scarcity and pollution continues to be a major topic, especially as the United Nations celebrates the International Year of Forests and World Water Day, scientists are calling boreal protection a top global priority. Canada must limit...