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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...


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