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Articles by Florence Daviet

Florence is CPAWS' National Forest Program Director, and has worked on forest-related issues since 2006. She is a leading expert on Canadian and US forest carbon policy and has produced key inputs for the Western Climate Initiative, the California Climate Action Registry, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and the Canadian government on forest carbon programs. For the past 5 years, Florence has managed a project working with 9 NGO partners in Brazil, Indonesia, and Cameroon on designing and implementing programs aimed at reducing deforestation and forest degradation and improving forest governance in each country. Since 2007, Florence has provided NGO coalitions working on forestry issues in the international and US climate negotiations strategic and technical support.

New Southern Mountain Recovery Strategy authors warn success requires all to take urgent action


The new Southern Mountain Recovery Strategy calls for urgent action by all save this group of woodland caribou. Equally often the authors note the challenges to success. Success, the authors note, will require that all Canadians get involved in protecting these herds.

Sharing caribou: 3 ways a Caribou supporter captured his time with Barren Ground Caribou


When one of our caribou supporters, Christopher O’Brien, called me last Friday afternoon, his concern about the state of barren ground caribou immediately resonated. “I notice you talk a lot about boreal woodland caribou,” he said, “but the barren ground caribou are also facing serious threats. Their numbers are diminishing.” He’s right of course. There have been many reports recently of these migratory caribou becoming scarce in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Just two weeks ago, a recent survey found the Baffin caribou at their lowest numbers ever. Meanwhile, the NWT government reports that the Bathurst herd went from 350,000 in the mid 90s to 35,000 in 2012. Fluctuations in herd sizes have been observed before, but the low numbers and the increasing pressure from climate change, and from industrial activities like mining and roads, may make a recovery that much more difficult.

Photo journal of my visit to the Lut sel K’e community


This week I got to check off a long-standing item on my bucket list -- seeing the north of Canada. When I flew into Yellowknife on Sunday, I was greeted by amazing views of Great Slave Lake, which was just starting to thaw after a winter that everyone in Yellowknife call "long".

3 reasons why Americans should care about Alberta’s treatment of caribou habitat


In April, I returned to Washington DC to visit friends and family. When I stepped off the metro in Union Station, I was bombarded by signs proclaiming that Canada is “America’s Best Energy Partner”, and “a secure and environmentally responsible neighbor committed to energy independence.”

3 reasons why caribou need strong federal and provincial endangered species acts and actions


Have you ever wondered why we have both federal and provincial Species At Risk legislation in Canada? I was curious and did a little investigating. It turns out there are good reasons why we need both when it comes to protecting caribou. In the following blog, I look at 3.

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