Category: Boreal Forest

First-ever global map of Ancient and Endangered Forests brings conservation science to boardrooms of the world’s largest companies

Vancouver, Canada. November 9, 2018.Today marks the public launch of a new online tool that will enable global companies, including H&M, Kimberly-Clark, Inditex/Zara and DK Books, to identify where Ancient and Endangered Forests are in the world. ForestMapper, developed by international environmental not-for-profit Canopy, is the first-ever interactive map of its kind and is designed … Continued

BLOOMBERG: To Keep Old Growth out of New Shirts, Fashion Turns to Technology

This article was published by Bloomberg. Leading designers and retailers supported a nonprofit’s effort to help ease the search for unsavory suppliers active in endangered forests. No one dies for fashion in greater numbers than, it turns out, the trees. More than 150 million are cleared every year, shipped around the world, then pulped and processed … Continued

THE NATION: Protecting Waswanipi’s Broadback forest from a renewed threat

This article was first published in The Nation When the Cree Nation Government signed a forestry co-management agreement with the Quebec government in 2015, Waswanipi members were unhappy that the protected area did not include their section of the Broadback Valley. A letter from Premier Philippe Couillard was then annexed to the deal, affirming the … Continued

Getting to Know the Broadback Forest

  Knowing all there is to know about the Boreal Forest of Canada is an almost impossible task. It spans 2.7 million square km, holds 1.5 million lakes and is home to four million people. If you are lucky enough – like we are at Canopy – you have spent some time in its realm, … Continued

The Broadback Forest Goes Global at Skoll World Forum

Broadback Forest Conservation Solution Profiled at Prestigious Skoll World Forum Waswanipi Cree Deputy Chief joins Canopy to shine light on Boreal landscape of hope April 6, 2017: Oxford, UK – Waswanipi Cree Deputy Chief Mandy Gull and Nicole Rycroft, Executive Director of award winning not-for-profit Canopy, will be using their appearance at the Skoll World Forum in the UK to build … Continued

CBC: Waswanipi leader lobbies fashion companies to save boreal forest

October 29, 2016. Originally published in the CBC by Christopher Herodier and Jaime Little. In the fight to save one of Northern Quebec’s last untouched boreal forests from logging, the Cree’s latest ally could be a group of fashion labels. Mandy Gull, deputy chief of the 2,000-member Cree community of Waswanipi, spoke to a gathering of 81 clothing … Continued

No matter which way you skin a wolf it doesn’t create caribou habitat

A study makes it clear that the province’s massive wolf kill program – a 10,000 km2 aerial gunning and poisoning program – that has been in effect in west central areas of Alberta since late 2005 has had little impact in the efforts to stabilize caribou populations.

Businesses for Boreal conservation

Buyers of Canada’s forest products count on both a reliable flow of goods and increasing levels of sustainability in the fibre they purchase. They support scientifically valid levels of protection that also ensures a steady supply of forest fibre into the future.

Des entreprises appuient la conservation de la forêt boréale

Les grands acheteurs de produits forestiers canadiens comptent sur un approvisionnement fiable et sur un niveau de durabilité environnementale de plus en plus élevé.

Quebec Government Approval is Only Step Missing for Protection of 13,000 km2 in the Boreal

Canopy Applauds Conservation Vision of the Cree Grand Council for the Broadback Valley Montréal, April 11th 2013 – Canopy welcomes and supports the announcement made by the Cree Grand Council, a protected area proposal totaling 13,000km2 in the Broadback Valley Forest of northern Québec.  Initiated by the communities of Waswanipi, Nemaska and Oujé-Bougoumou, these candidate protected areas … Continued

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