16 Jun '11, 7pm

Canada's New Yellowstone: Two Million Acres of Canadian Boreal Forest Wilderness Protected

WASHINGTON (June 16, 2011) -- The provincial government of Manitoba, Canada has granted permanent legal protection to approximately two million acres of the endangered Heart of the Boreal Forest -- an area the size of Yellowstone -- in accord with the wishes of the indigenous community that is the steward of this land. “The stunning success of Poplar River’s Chiefs, Council Members, Elders, community members and of the Manitoba Government over the past years will protect these traditional lands for generations to come,” said Frances Beinecke, NRDC President. “Poplar River First Nation and the Province of Manitoba are making a staggering contribution to the stewardship of the world’s boreal forests – one of our last unspoiled ecosystems, described by many as the lungs of the planet.”” For over seven years, the Natural Resources Defense Council and partners in Canada have be...

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/media/2011/110616.asp

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