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A Forest of Blue: Canada's Boreal

March 2011   |   Report
International Boreal Conservation Campaign

A recent, groundbreaking report brings attention to the vast water resources in Canada's boreal forest. A Forest of Blue includes stunning facts about the region's mitigation of global climate change – for example: Canada's boreal contains 25% of the world's wetlands, storing more than 130 billion tonnes of carbon; boreal freshwater contributes to the formation of arctic sea ice, cooling the atmosphere and preserving arctic marine biodiversity. The boreal also includes some of the planet's most important wetland sites for birds.

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