From the vast northern Boreal forest to the temperate forests stretching across Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes, Canada is home to some of the largest unbroken tracts of forest on the planet. CPAWS’ goal is to conserve at least half of our Boreal forests, and to create a network of large conservation areas within the temperate Eastern Woodlands of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Ontario.
Canada's Boreal forest represents 25% of the world's remaining frontier forests, while southern forests in Ontario, Quebec and the maritimes form a surprisingly wild network of wilderness, despite encroaching development.
Forests are of enormous value to Canada, providing
By saving the threatened woodland caribou's remaining Boreal forest habitat across Canada, we'll also help protect one of the world's largest remaining carbon reserves, and slow the effects of climate change.
In our first annual assessment of how well provinces and territories are doing in meeting their obligations to protect boreal caribou since the federal recovery strategy for the species was released in 2012, the majority get bottom marks for lagging so far behind in protecting one of Canada’s most iconic species at risk.
The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement covers more than 72 million hectares of public forests licensed to Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) member companies across Canada. It includes 21 forest companies, who are members of the Forest Products Association of Canada, and nine leading environmental organizations. Under the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement, FPAC members commit to the highest environmental standards of forest management and conservation, while environmental organizations commit to global recognition and support for FPAC members efforts.
CPAWS and The Pembina Institute review issues regarding the use of forest carbon offsets to mitigate climate change. Recommendations are made to safeguard the atmosphere and Canada's wilderness.
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