Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Vive la foret!

More good news from eastern Canada. Following the lead of Ontario, Quebec is moving to protect large tracts of its boreal forest as well. Last month Quebec Premier Jean Charest became the second leader to commit to protecting at least half of his province's northern Boreal forest from industrial development, following Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty's landmark commitment in July. On behalf of all the wild critters and those of us who like to recreate in this vast and beautiful province- Merci beaucoup!
For more information on wilderness protection in Canada and how you can get involved check out CPAWS, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.

(photo- boreal forest in northern Ontario along the Turtle River)

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