16 Jun '11, 8pm

Cause to celebrate - two million acres protected in Canada's heart of the Boreal Forest

So often, we hear of commitments to protect wilderness areas and the final, legal protection then takes years to realize. Today, the Canadian province of Manitoba and Poplar River First Nation announced the final, legal confirmation of a new protected area , the size of Yellowstone National Park. This new protected area was proposed and will be managed by the First Nation that has lived on its lands for thousands of years. It means conservation of critical Boreal forest habitat for migratory birds, caribou and bear. And it is the first step in achieving a new World Heritage Site in this region of almost 10 million acres. NRDC congratulates the leadership and community of Poplar River First Nation and the people of Manitoba and the Manitoba Government for this incredible conservation of nearly two million acres of the endangered heart of the Boreal Forest. And we are happy ...

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