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2011-03-16 14:34:00

Top scientists call boreal protection a global priority OTTAWA, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A first of its kind report by the Pew Environment Group reveals that Canada's boreal, the world's largest intact forest and on-land carbon storehouse, contains more unfrozen freshwater than any other ecosystem. As United Nations' International Year of Forests and World Water Day coincide, world leaders are grappling with water scarcity and pollution - and scientists are calling boreal...

2010-05-18 09:00:00

TORONTO and MONTREAL, May 18 /PRNewswire/ - 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 to 72 million hectares of public forests licensed to FPAC members. The Agreement, when fully implemented, will conserve significant areas of Canada's vast Boreal Forest, protect threatened woodland caribou and provide a competitive market...

2010-02-05 10:08:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Steve Kallick, director of Pew Environment Group's International Boreal Conservation Campaign, issued the following statement today commending Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for creating the 2.65 million acre (10,700 square kilometer) Mealy Mountains National Park in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, which will help preserve the Canadian boreal forest, the world's largest, most intact old-growth forest. In addition, the...

2008-07-21 08:44:54

To: ENVIRONMENTAL EDITORS Contact: Lisa McCrummen, +1-206-321-9461, lisa@interboreal.org, or Justin Kenney, +1-215-575-4816, jkenney@pewtrusts.org SEATTLE, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As news spreads of Ontario's commitment to protect over 55 million acres of Canada's Boreal Forest, an area the size of the United Kingdom, leading international scientists and conservationists are expressing their strong support for Premier Dalton McGuinty's science-based leadership. "Premier...

2008-07-14 12:00:34

TORONTO, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- ForestEthics commended the Ontario government's announcement today that it will protect 50 per cent (55 million acres/22.5 million hectares) of Ontario's vast Northern Boreal Forest from industrial development. This commitment will secure more than 50 billion tons of stored carbon, help species and ecosystems adapt to a changing climate, and provide habitat for the threatened woodland caribou. The area to be protected is half the size of California, or six...

2006-03-22 19:52:30

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Environmentalists say a new survey of logging and other development in Canada's forests, released on Wednesday, shows the need for greater conservation and protection. The study found that about 70 percent of Canada's forests have not been "fragmented" by logging or other human intrusions, but most of the undisturbed landscape is in the far northern boreal and taiga forests. "It's kind a dual threat and opportunity message," said Peter Lee,...