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  • » Will Manitoba Join Ontario and Quebec as Leaders in Boreal Forest Protection? | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    Ontario one of the last great undeveloped spaces on our planet CPAWS Manitoba joins its colleagues in Ontario Wildlands League in applauding this important next step taken by Ontario CPAWS Manitoba also hopes the Manitoba government will soon join the impressive Boreal Leaders club and make its own spectacular protection commitment Both Quebec and Ontario have made commitments to protect 50 or more of their Boreal Regions The proposed Far North Act would place Ontario among world leaders in boreal protection and represent the largest land protection commitment in North America to fight climate change Ontario Minister Donna Cansfield said in that province s legislature yesterday It would also set the stage for carefully managed sustainable resource development in the far north with the requirement that development benefit local First Nations and take into consideration ecological and cultural values Minister Cansfield added Those words are music to my ears says Ron Thiessen Executive Director of CPAWS Manitoba If only we could hear Premier Doer announce a made in Manitoba plan to protect more than half of Manitoba s Boreal Region then I would be absolutely thrilled over the moon in fact Thiessen dreamed Manitoba s Boreal Forest region is part

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/181/will-manitoba-join-ontario-and-quebec-as-leaders-in-boreal-forest-protection (2016-02-09)
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  • » World Wilderness Congress issues statement calling for wilderness protection as a key strategy to reverse climate change and conserve biodiversity » E-Mail | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    View all stories The Project About the Project Contact Us This project was supported by a grant from The Winnipeg Foundation E Mail World Wilderness Congress issues statement calling for wilderness protection as a key strategy to reverse climate change and conserve biodiversity To A Friend Email a copy of World Wilderness Congress issues statement calling for wilderness protection as a key strategy to reverse climate change and conserve biodiversity

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/328/world-wilderness-congress-issues-statement/email/ (2016-02-09)
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  • » CPAWS welcomes Canada’s signing of wilderness protection agreement with US, Mexico » E-Mail | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    Giant An Interview with Liz Esquega Thomas Beaudry View all stories The Project About the Project Contact Us This project was supported by a grant from The Winnipeg Foundation E Mail CPAWS welcomes Canada s signing of wilderness protection agreement with US Mexico To A Friend Email a copy of CPAWS welcomes Canada s signing of wilderness protection agreement with US Mexico to a friend Required Field Your Name Your

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/330/cpaws-welcomes-canadas-signing-of-wilderness-protection-agreement-with-us-mexico/email/ (2016-02-09)
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  • » Premier Doer Establishes Boreal Forest Conservation Legacy Before U.S. Posting » E-Mail | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    Sleeping Giant An Interview with Liz Esquega Thomas Beaudry View all stories The Project About the Project Contact Us This project was supported by a grant from The Winnipeg Foundation E Mail Premier Doer Establishes Boreal Forest Conservation Legacy Before U S Posting To A Friend Email a copy of Premier Doer Establishes Boreal Forest Conservation Legacy Before U S Posting to a friend Required Field Your Name Your E

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/296/premier-doer-establishes-boreal-forest-conservation-legacy-before-u-s-posting/email/ (2016-02-09)
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  • » Six Quebec Aboriginal Organizations Receive a Contribution From the Aboriginal Funds for Species at Risk Program » E-Mail | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    Liz Esquega Thomas Beaudry View all stories The Project About the Project Contact Us This project was supported by a grant from The Winnipeg Foundation E Mail Six Quebec Aboriginal Organizations Receive a Contribution From the Aboriginal Funds for Species at Risk Program To A Friend Email a copy of Six Quebec Aboriginal Organizations Receive a Contribution From the Aboriginal Funds for Species at Risk Program to a friend Required

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/290/six-quebec-aboriginal-organizations-receive-a-contribution-from-the-aboriginal-funds-for-species-at-risk-program/email/ (2016-02-09)
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  • » In the News | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    Bay about 170 kilometres north of Winnipeg where the Fisher River meets Lake Winnipeg The groups were at the legislature Tuesday to present the 10 000th letter of support for their initiative to government The province has already declared a part of the area a park reserve meaning it is protected from industrial development while consultations take place about giving the area full park status However the protected area is smaller than what is being proposed by the groups for a provincial park and the groups say the protected Read the rest of this story Posted in In the News No Comments Fisher River Cree Nation renews plea for provincial park A northern community s efforts to convince the Doer government to create a provincial park in its area is moving to Winnipeg today The Fisher River Cree Nation is holding a news conference at 11 30 a m in room 334 of the Legislative Building Fisher River chief David Crate said the province created the Fisher Bay park reserve 10 years ago the studies needed to establish a park in the area have not been carried out We re asking the province to finish the job and create the Ochiwasahow Fisher Bay provincial park Crate said in a prepared statement Ron Thiessen executive director of the Manitoba Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society said the establishment of the park is supported by a large cross section of Manitobans including politicians of every political stripe It would be a crime if the province misses this opportunity to permanently protect the Fisher Bay region Thiessen said More details will be released Read the rest of this story Posted in In the News No Comments Fisher River Cree Nation and environmental group renew plea for provincial park WINNIPEG March 10 The Fisher River Cree Nation and a leading environmental organization are taking their campaign for a wilderness park to the Manitoba legislature The groups will appeal directly to elected legislators and the NDP government to finish the job they started and create a new provincial park They will be hosting a press event on Tuesday March 10 at 11 30 a m in Room 334 of the provincial legislature building Members of the press and the public are welcome to attend Ten years ago we asked Manitoba to protect a special place within our traditional territory in Fisher Bay of Lake Winnipeg recalls Chief David Crate of the Fisher River Cree We were full of hope that we could soon safeguard our area and share our culture and beautiful wilderness with the whole province In response to that initiative Manitoba established the Fisher Bay Park Reserve which temporarily protects part of the Read the rest of this story Posted in In the News No Comments Ainsworth Announces Termination of Commitment Agreement With Manitoba Government VANCOUVER BRITISH COLUMBIA Marketwire Oct 10 2008 Ainsworth Lumber Co Ltd Ainsworth TSX ANS announced today that it has terminated a commitment agreement with the Government

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/category/news/page/14 (2016-02-09)
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  • » PROVINCE SUPPORTS NON-TIMBER FOREST PRODUCTS PROGRAM IN NORTHERN MANITOBA | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    and Culture Heritage Tourism and Sport Minister Eric Robinson acting minister of Aboriginal and northern affairs announced today The Non timber Forest Products program is designed to encourage potential new and existing entrepreneurs and youth to take advantage of opportunities to launch and grow businesses based on harvesting developing and marketing wild harvested products available in and around northern communities said Wowchuk Many products have been identified and marketed but many more are success stories waiting to be discovered Employment from non timber forest products generates business and job income opportunities for youth individuals and communities in Manitoba s northern regions said Robinson Developing these locally available products leads to self employment and diversifies northern economies creating sustainable benefits for all Manitobans through the development and marketing of local resources The program will be cost shared with matching funds of 100 000 each from Manitoba Agriculture Food and Rural Initiatives and Manitoba Aboriginal and Northern Affairs It will be managed by the Community Economic Development Fund CEDF The focus of the program will be to encourage local residents and communities to identify launch and expand business opportunities based on locally available non forest products Provincial support will include support for the co ordinated assembly and marketing of products along with education and training for harvesters in sustainable management and harvesting and in product development and marketing Through our GO Centres northern residents can access information and assistance from production and business development specialists who can help them create and launch a business plan that will take a product from the forest to local provincial national or international consumers said Wowchuk Providing appropriate support to northern harvesters opens the door to limitless sustainable opportunities for those willing to venture into the expanding world of entrepreneurship Local product lines can include foods

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/179/province-supports-non-timber-forest-products-program-in-northern-manitoba (2016-02-09)
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  • » Save the birds? Save their habitat | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    resource Environment Canada and Ontario have recently deferred crucial decisions about protecting the boreal habitat of the threatened woodland caribou an animal that has disappeared from much of Southern Canada and is predicted to disappear from many other areas Last summer Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty made a landmark commitment to protect at least 50 per cent of Ontario s northern boreal region followed by Quebec Premier Jean Charest s similar announcement last fall These bold decisions set a standard that other provinces and territories would do well to emulate We expect the Ontario government to table legislation this spring as the first step to follow through on its commitment This legislation has to be strong and clear enough to ensure land use planning that will realize the Premier s vision and promise At 1 4 billion hectares Canada s boreal forest represents one quarter of the largest intact forests in the world and is the single most important breeding ground for birds in the Americas The boreal ecosystem also contains the largest freshwater systems in the world and is the largest terrestrial storehouse of carbon on Earth helping to reduce the effects of global warming Yet despite its global significance just 12 per cent of Canada s boreal forest is currently protected while almost 500 million hectares have been handed over to industry Oil and gas exploration logging mining road building and hydro development threaten to ravage boreal regions inhabited by birds and other wildlife As many as three billion birds depend on Canada s boreal forest to reproduce and raise their young This includes three quarters of the country s warblers and two thirds of its sparrows and thrushes Every spring one in three of all land birds in the United States head for Canada s boreal forest Tens

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/177/save-the-birds-save-their-habitat (2016-02-09)
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