As the world struggles to curb climate change and shield endangered mammals, birds and plants from extinction, Canada has a giant solution hidden in plain sight: its wetlands. Canada’s Boreal Forest is home to 25 percent of the world’s wetlands. These vibrant reserves of clean water and biodiversity provide rich habitat for wildlife and store enormous amounts of carbon.
Conserving wetlands solves several problems at once.
This paper highlights the need for better protection of wetlands throughout Canada's Boreal Forest and highlights six wetland-rich regions of the Boreal that are in need of conservation.