17 May '11, 6pm
Find out how the Boreal Forest Agreement is managing one of the most threatened ecosystems on Earth, May 18 @ 12pm
One year ago, Canadian environmental organizations and logging companies made an historic agreement to protect our boreal forest . Stretching from one end of the country to another like a great green cloak, the boreal is home to many species at risk, including woodland caribou, grizzly bears, wolverines, and countless songbirds. It's also one of the most threatened ecosystems on Earth. Recent science has found that its forests and peatlands are being degraded by resource development and human-caused climate change at a faster rate than even the Amazon rainforest.