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Breakthrough under the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreementfor caribou, economy and communities in Ontario's Northeast
June 28, 2012
TORONTO – Forest company and conservation group signatories to the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) welcome Ontario’s support today of their approach and joint recommendations on an action plan for an area of the province’s boreal forest almost five times the size of Metro Toronto.
The action plan recommendations aim to secure the future of the 3 million hectares of caribou range in the Abitibi River Forest to conserve Boreal woodland caribou and maintain hundreds of jobs in forestry.
The proposed approach and recommendations are intended to produce over 800,000 hectares of critical habitat for Boreal woodland caribou that would be excluded from harvest. The remaining 2.2 million hectares would remain open to forestry, with high standards of sustainable forest practices in place to safeguard wildlife and ecosystems....
Boreal Forest Conservation Spreads Throughout Ontario
Link: Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement
Link: Canadian Forest Industry And Environmental Groups Sign World's Largest Conservation Agreement Applying To Area Twice The Size Of Germany
Link: The Redwood Wars
Link: Voices of Change from the Forests of Indonesia