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Giant Map Tour Shows Importance of Boreal Forest to Canadian Environment and Economy

October 2, 2013, OTTAWA – The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) Secretariat today launched its On the Move campaign with the unveiling of a giant, traveling map of the boreal forest that will tour Canada to showcase the unprecedented Agreement between the forest industry and environmental organizations.

“The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement is the largest conservation initiative of its kind in the world. It’s only fitting you should have a large canvas to illustrate it,” said CBFA Executive Director Aran O’Carroll.

“The map really helps illustrate what the Agreement is about, which is the challenge of ensuring the conservation of Canada’s boreal forest for future generations, as well as ensuring forest industries and the communities that rely upon them for their livelihoods have a sustainable future,” he said.

The CBFA and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) have partnered to create The Boreal Project: A Uniquely Canadian Enterprise, which includes the design and creation of this spectacular, unique 8- by 11-metre map, and a program to educate school children and the public.

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