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Manitoba's Blue Mosaic

June 2014   |   Report
Boreal Songbird Initiative and Ducks Unlimited Canada

Although Manitoba has been historically thought of as a prairie province, the reality is that it is much, much more. Covering more than three-quarters of the province, Manitoba's boreal forest is home to millions of migratory birds (including dense regions of nesting waterfowl), some of Canada's most iconic large mammals, deep carbon stores that help to cool the planet, and some of the most impressive networks of wetlands and waterways on Earth.

In this report, we summarize some of the most astonishing facts about Manitoba's boreal forest—from caribou and carbon to wetlands and waterfowl. We also highlight six regions that demonstrate the diversity of boreal forest within Manitoba and some of the features that make it truly stand out as a special region.

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