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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Boreal Forest Gets Big Help

Cape May Warbler - 83% of the global population of Cape May Warbler breeds in Canada's Boreal Forest

Great news from Canada, the Ontario Government announced their commitment to protect about half of Ontario's Boreal Forest (at least 86,900 square miles) which is home to a huge number of warblers and other migratory birds and faces pressure from oil, mining and logging interests. 1500 scientists worldwide joined forces and sent a letter to the Canadian Government urging this action.
In addition to being home to those gorgeous warblers we all love to see on migration, the Borest Forest is a carbon storehouse which helps moderate the effect of global warming. Way to go Canada!!!!
Read more about it here.

1 comment:

oxygen grows on trees said...

Nice pictures.

Interesting, will pass along your link.