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  • » CPAWS Asks Premier Doer to “Make Forests Count” at Global Climate Change Summit » E-Mail | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    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 Asks Premier Doer to Make Forests Count at Global Climate Change Summit To A Friend Email a copy of CPAWS Asks Premier Doer to Make Forests Count at Global Climate Change Summit to a friend Required Field Your Name

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/267/cpaws-asks-premier-doer-to-make-forests-count/email/ (2016-02-09)
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  • » NDP Party Stands United on Keeping BiPole III Hydro Corridor Away From East Side » E-Mail | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    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 NDP Party Stands United on Keeping BiPole III Hydro Corridor Away From East Side To A Friend Email a copy of NDP Party Stands United on Keeping BiPole III Hydro Corridor Away From East Side to a friend Required Field Your

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/246/ndp-party-stands-united-on-keeping-bipole-iii-hydro-corridor-away-from-east-side/email/ (2016-02-09)
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  • » NEW OPTIONS NOW AVAILABLE TO PROTECT TRADITIONAL LANDS ON EAST SIDE OF LAKE WINNIPEG: STRUTHERS » E-Mail | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    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 NEW OPTIONS NOW AVAILABLE TO PROTECT TRADITIONAL LANDS ON EAST SIDE OF LAKE WINNIPEG STRUTHERS To A Friend Email a copy of NEW OPTIONS NOW AVAILABLE TO PROTECT TRADITIONAL LANDS ON EAST SIDE OF LAKE WINNIPEG STRUTHERS to a friend Required Field

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/200/new-options-now-available-to-protect-traditional-lands-on-east-side-of-lake-winnipeg-struthers/email/ (2016-02-09)
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  • » Environment Canada’s Woodland Caribou Recovery Strategy Now Requires Aboriginal Consultation | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    Larry Innes Executive Director of CBI To be truly successful the strategy must now engage with First Nations communities in consultation and accommodation to ensure that they are fully involved in woodland caribou conservation The woodland caribou which live in Canada s Boreal region are listed as threatened under the federal Species At Risk Act The scientific report describes methods for identifying critical habitat necessary to for the recovery of viable populations of woodland caribou Woodland caribou won t survive a business as usual approach said Mr Innes Woodland caribou are a primary indicator of healthy intact Boreal forest and they have disappeared from large areas of their former range as a consequence of decisions we ve made Many scientists believe that woodland caribou populations will continue to decline unless land use practices change Our decisions today will determine whether they persist in the future CBI is working with members of the Boreal Leadership Council which comprises leading resource companies environmental groups First Nations financial and retail institutions to advance woodland caribou conservation including ways of effectively integrating Aboriginal rights and knowledge into successful strategic collaborations By working with Aboriginal communities governments environmental organizations the forest energy and mining industries and others we believe it possible to act together with governments to protect critical habitat for the recovery of healthy and sustainable populations of this iconic Canadian animal continued Innes The scientific case for immediate action to protect woodland is convincing Government now needs to re double its efforts to bring Aboriginal communities and Aboriginal traditional knowledge holders into the conversation about how conservation measures to protect habitat can be achieved through new protected areas land use planning and other innovative tools concluded Innes 30 The Canadian Boreal Initiative CBI works with First Nations governments conservation organizations industry leaders and

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/121/woodland-caribou-recovery-strategy-aboriginal-consultation (2016-02-09)
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  • » Conservation Group welcomes new federal science report on caribou | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    for halt to logging and road building in remaining intact habitat Winnipeg Today the Manitoba Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society CPAWS welcomes the release of a groundbreaking scientific report from Environment Canada on Boreal caribou The report underscores the importance of protecting large areas of habitat from human caused threats in the Boreal Forest It also confirms that threats to woodland caribou need to be managed at the range level and significant parts of those ranges need to be protected The Environment Canada report titled Scientific Review for the Identification of Critical Habitat for Woodland Caribou shows that woodland caribou are in worse trouble than what was previously thought the groups says Woodland caribou is an icon of Canadian wilderness and this new report shows that immediate action is needed in Manitoba and across the country says Ron Thiessen CPAWS Manitoba Executive Director CPAWS a national conservation organization launched a campaign last year to protect the habitat of Boreal woodland caribou It has resulted in wide spread public concern for the species and thousands of letters being sent to the federal environment minister We re calling on the Manitoba government to revise its strategy for protecting caribou by making large scale boreal forest protection its key objective says Thiessen This would be a grand step toward fulfilling their legal obligation to protect caribou habitat as required under the Manitoba Endangered Species Act An immediate halt to logging road building and other developments is needed in critical intact caribou habitat while Manitoba finalizes its plan for woodland caribou Thiessen states The critical habitat report from Environment Canada was commissioned under the federal Species at Risk Act and requires the federal government to identify the habitat needs of species that are considered at risk of extinction 30 For more

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/118/conservation-group-welcomes-new-federal-science-report-on-caribou (2016-02-09)
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  • » No walk in the park for Cree Nation’s project | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    Park sits on First Nations traditional territory and features pristine beaches old growth forests and abundant wildlife including several endangered species environmentalists said Geologically the area is important for its extensive limestone cave system where thousands of bats hibernate in the winter Crate said provincial officials recently suggested that they don t have the manpower to focus on the project The government committed a number of years ago to the establishment of five protected areas in Manitoba and to date the government hasn t established one park under this initiative Crate told reporters Ron Thiessen executive director of the Manitoba chapter of CPAWS said his group believes that if the political will is there to create the park then the resources will be there However Conservation Minister Stan Struthers said the project is not being held up and the government is already conducting consultations with interested parties as required by law We have people in place that have been doing the work that Chief Crate and Ron Thiessen and I agreed would be done when we met several months ago Struthers said He added the government has received indications from some of the neighbouring First Nations that there may some issues to be worked out particularly with Fisher River s expanded park proposal made in 2006 that nearly doubles the project to 160 000 hectares We have heard from Berens River that there may be something we may need to work through We have heard from Peguis that there may be something there in terms of treaty land entitlements that we have to make sure is solid Struthers said He said the government is committed to following through with its plans to create a new park in the area and it will extend protection of the land beyond October 2010

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/105/no-walk-in-the-park-for-cree-nations-project (2016-02-09)
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  • » Groups push for park | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    for park March 10th 2009 By Jason Halstead Winnipeg Sun An Interlake First Nation and a wilderness protection group called on the province Tuesday to step up and create a new provincial park on the shores of Lake Winnipeg Representatives from the Fisher River Cree Nation and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society CPAWS have been working together for several years to secure provincial park status for the area along Fisher 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 reserve status will expire next year To date we haven t had full support from the Province of Manitoba said Fisher River Cree Nation chief David Crate We want to stress to government that it s time now to make

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/110/groups-push-for-park (2016-02-09)
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  • » Fisher River Cree Nation renews plea for provincial park | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    from The Winnipeg Foundation Home Fisher River Cree Nation renews plea for provincial park Comment on this Story Email This Story Fisher River Cree Nation renews plea for provincial park March 10th 2009 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 at the news conference Source Winnipeg

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/107/fisher-river-cree-nation-renews-plea-for-provincial-park (2016-02-09)
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