Wednesday, July 16, 2008

conserving Boreal birds

A historically large land conservation announcement was released yesterday by the Ontario Government, with Premier Dalton McGuinty committing to protect at least half of Ontario’s Boreal Forest. The landmark decision established the protection of approximately 86,900 square miles – or 55 million acres – of Canada’s Boreal Forest. It also requires industries to consult with First Nations and environmental groups prior to developing land.
You can read more about this fantastic news on the Boreal Bird Blog.