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Conservation Value of the North American Boreal Forest from an Ethnobotanical Perspective

February 2010   |   Report
Boreal Songbird Initiative, Canadian Boreal Initiative, and the David Suzuki Foundation

There are hundreds of Aboriginal communities in the Canadian boreal forest region. Indigenous connections to the boreal landscape go far beyond utilitarian purposes. Specifically, the boreal has significant ethnobotanical (relationship between people and plants) importance to indigenous people from this region. This report focuses on these relationships and just how important the boreal forest is for maintaining traditional ways of life.

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