Credit: Valerie Courtois, Canadian Boreal Initiative
We at the Boreal Songbird Initiative hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and found something to be appreciative of in your lives. These Bohemian Waxwings were thankful for the government officials, progressive industry leaders, and First Nations who have helped increase protection of the Boreal Forest in this [...]
Archive for November, 2010
A new book to be released this fall and announced today highlights a special type of forest found in ten regions around the world. This forest type—termed by the book’s authors as “temperate and boreal rainforests”—are essentially forests that receive high levels of precipitation but, unlike tropical rainforests, these forests are in high latitudes where [...]
Some troubling news came from the Northwest Territories a few weeks ago.
Edéhzhíe, an intact 14,250 square kilometer ecological gem in the Northwest Territories, ten years ago was placed under interim protection with the goal of eventually making it a National Wildlife Area. Also referred to as “Horn Plateau” this region features a unique teardrop shaped [...]
We have noticed that as new scientific papers appear in the evolving field of climate change it can be easy to get confused about the difference between carbon uptake and carbon storage.
We, and many others have pointed out in numerous scientific papers, reports, letters, blogs, and other outlets the fact that there is more carbon [...]
We are pleased today to feature a guest blog from Maggie MacPherson. Maggie came to us via Dina Roberts, one of our staff scientists who met her some years ago while doing bird research in Costa Rica. Maggie works with acclaimed ornithologist and author Bridget Stutchbury. Be sure to check out some of her great [...]