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  • » On A Deadly Trail | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    Initiative The threat to caribou was an especially hot topic last month in Winnipeg at the 13th annual North American Caribou Workshop normally a low key event dominated by scientists and researchers First Nations asked to consult based on their millennia long relationship with the animal made up more then half of the participants and the workshop attracted representatives from the governments of Greenland Russia the Canadian Prairies and territories and major natural resource companies including AbitibiBowater Avrim Lazar president and CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada the trade organization that represents forestry companies says many of those in the industry are starting to plan developments around caribou This comes at a vital time for the species that has been labelled as threatened for the past 10 years Climate change is literally melting their habitat and resource development efforts continue to push north into the old growth boreal forests and Arctic tundra that they need to survive As goes habitat so goes caribou says James Schaefer a biology professor at Trent University But new research is helping scientists understand the fragility of the animal s life cycle and what can be done to maintain it Schaefer says noise from mining forestry and other industry changes migration and interrupts breeding cycles A herd can roam upwards of 100 000 sq km a year and movement is easily disrupted by minor disturbances like trails and roads But developments have the opposite effect on moose and white tailed deer who thrive in disturbed areas and out compete caribou for resources Schaefer says the only way to save caribou is by setting aside massive tracts of land for conservation But that doesn t mean all industrial development has to stop By monitoring herds in Canada Schaefer and other scientists have discovered that

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/700/on-a-deadly-trail (2016-02-09)
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  • » The Boreal Forest Network Presents The Water of Life Benefit – Three Days of Art, Music and Speakers | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    Days of Art Music and Speakers November 16th 2010 Click image for print quality poster November 19 20 21 2010 91 Albert Street For Immediate Release November 15 2010 The Water of Life is a three day exploration of our relationship with water through art music and speakers Art on display is by James Hogaboam paintings and photographs of Lake Winnipeg Thomas Frick photos from Lake Winnipeg Hecla and more His work was featured in last month s Canadian Geographic and has appeared in the Globe and Main and the New York Times Roger Rempel aerial photos of the east side of Lake Winnipeg running up to Poplar River and taken from a float plane in June have never been shown publicly soap stone carvings by Michael ManyEagles and more Speakers on Friday November 19 are Lyle Lockhart and Sheila Grover of the Lake Winnipeg Foundation to present on current topics on Lake Winnipeg and the LWFs work to clean up the lake Council of Canadians Michael Welsh will speak on the international privatization of water and the current controversy over the Winnipeg waste water deal with Veola Saturday November 20 featured speakers are the Kookums Grandmothers of Hollow Water First Nation and Sea Shepards Dave Nickarz onthe state of our oceans Music by Bobby Stahr and Twin will follow Saturday speakers The Kookums will speak again on Sunday at the not to be missed 10 a b c vegan brunch fundraiser at Mondragon 11 2pm with speakers at 12 30 Send you kids upstairs to make eco friendly art with BorealKids All events are by donation suggested at 10 sliding scale Contact borealaction gmail com All events at 91 Albert Street Mondragon Art exhibit 3rd floor ART Exhibit hours Friday November 1 5 10pm Sarurday November 20 1 10pm

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/678/the-water-of-life-benefit (2016-02-09)
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  • » UNESCO approval is $20-M fund’s goal | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    Something to secure a future for our children and grandchildren She said the fund will be used to create heritage programs to train aboriginal people to teach First Nations culture to visitors and to conduct scientific research into the boreal forest Both are needed to qualify for the UNESCO designation Winnipeg Foundation CEO Rick Frost said the foundation will manage the fund and match gifts of nine to one for every 9 a person or organization contributes the foundation will give 1 We re hoping to see hundreds and thousands of donations Frost said The whole issue is will the community validate this vision The aboriginal communities have worked hard to create and to preserve this heritage and create a legacy Our challenge now I think as a broader community is to support that vision Ron Thiessen executive director of the Manitoba chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society said his group supports the UNESCO bid We would be more than willing to work with the province and the communities to help raise funds and to bolster this project any way we can he said Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Minister Eric Robinson said he believes the Pimachiowin Aki World Heritage Project is one of the largest aboriginal driven projects in Canada He said despite the ongoing political debate over the new Bipole III hydro transmission line the people who call the area home should come first The NDP government decided more than four years ago not to build a line through the area but rather build it down a longer and more expensive route on the west side of the province It s very easy for other Manitobans other Canadians to be critical of that decision and particularly about the government that I m a part of but they

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/656/unesco-approval-is-20-m-funds-goal (2016-02-09)
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  • » THREATENED WOODLAND CARIBOU, MOOSE POPULATIONS TO BE MONITORED, PROTECTED AS EAST SIDE ROAD PROJECT MOVES FORWARD: BLAIKIE | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    Bill Blaikie announced today during an international caribou conference in Winnipeg The wildlife monitoring program will ensure high quality and meaningful information is available regarding moose and woodland caribou on the east side of Lake Winnipeg said Robinson As part of the program local residents and trappers will be hired to collect field data that will help us make responsible decisions as we move forward building this critical link to east side communities The 2 475 million wildlife monitoring program will involve the collection of wildlife distribution and movement data that will assist the East Side Road Authority ESRA in examining the potential effects on boreal woodland caribou moose and furbearers described in the PR 304 to Berens River Environmental Impact Assessment A variety of techniques will be used including aerial surveys automated satellite tracking collars furbearer track surveys and studies using infrared trail cameras Local trappers and residents from east side communities will also gather specific wildlife information and field data All data will be used to adapt road construction plans where necessary to minimize or avoid potential impacts on wildlife Robinson said I am very pleased to make this announcement while caribou experts from around the world are in Winnipeg for the 13th North American Caribou Workshop said Blaikie This innovative program demonstrates our commitment to minimizing environmental impacts of the east side road by incorporating traditional Aboriginal knowledge and scientific research The Wildlife Monitoring Study is a three year program developed by the ESRA in conjunction with Manitoba Conservation and Joro Consultants an independent wildlife consultant The study is designed to collect additional baseline data assess the expected impact on wildlife species determine the effectiveness of the proposed mitigation measures and identify other potential mitigation measures if required All monitoring and research conducted as part of the

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/646/threatened-woodland-caribou-moose-populations-to-be-monitored-protected-as-east-side-road-project-moves-forward-blaikie (2016-02-09)
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  • » FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITIES MOVING FORWARD TO PROTECT TRADITIONAL LANDS ON EAST SIDE OF LAKE WINNIPEG: BLAIKIE | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    taken steps to permanently protect their traditional lands and ensure that any new development be conducted with their collaboration Conservation Minister Bill Blaikie announced today The three First Nations are Poplar River Pauingassi and Bloodvein River Each First Nation has requested planning area designations within their respective traditional land use areas under the East Side Traditional Lands Planning and Special Protected Areas Act The three First Nations are represented on the Wabanong Nakaygum Okimawin Council of Chiefs which was established to ensure the First Nations within the east side are involved in decisions that will affect their communities and traditional territories I commend east side First Nation communities for all their work as they develop plans for their traditional lands and to protect forests lakes and rivers that have significant cultural and environmental value said Blaikie We are pleased to partner with communities in implementing their vision to ensure that protection and development activities are consistent with management plans they are developing As well Poplar River First Nation has formally submitted the Asatiwisipe Aki Management Plan to the Manitoba government for approval The proposed plan which would protect traditional lands will be made available for public review and comment in the upcoming months The first of its kind in Canada the legislation provides First Nations the option to provide interim and permanent legal protection of traditional lands on the east side of Lake Winnipeg It ensures any new development in a traditional land use area be conducted in collaboration with First Nations and be consistent with the land use plan East Side planning has been in development since 2000 with the input of communities and chiefs who have asked to play a greater role in the management of their traditional areas It is expected that other First Nations on the

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/644/first-nations-communities-moving-forward-to-protect-traditional-lands-on-east-side-of-lake-winnipeg-blaikie (2016-02-09)
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  • » David Suzuki: Protecting the boreal wilderness known as Pimachiowin Aki » E-Mail | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    the 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 David Suzuki Protecting the boreal wilderness known as Pimachiowin Aki To A Friend Email a copy of David Suzuki Protecting the boreal wilderness known as Pimachiowin Aki to a friend Required Field Your Name Your E Mail

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/734/david-suzuki-protecting-the-boreal-wilderness-known-as-pimachiowin-aki/email/ (2016-02-09)
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  • » PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS BEGIN ON BLOODVEIN LAND-MANAGEMENT PLAN » E-Mail | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    Land of the 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 PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS BEGIN ON BLOODVEIN LAND MANAGEMENT PLAN To A Friend Email a copy of PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS BEGIN ON BLOODVEIN LAND MANAGEMENT PLAN to a friend Required Field Your Name Your E Mail Your Remark

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/730/public-consultations-begin-on-bloodvein-land-management-plan/email/ (2016-02-09)
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  • » Mother Earth Water Walk » E-Mail | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    Wilson Lessons from the Land of the 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 Mother Earth Water Walk To A Friend Email a copy of Mother Earth Water Walk to a friend Required Field Your Name Your E Mail Your Remark Friend s Name Separate

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/727/mother-earth-water-walk/email/ (2016-02-09)
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