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Report Places $93 Billion Value on Boreal Forest Great Holiday Gift Idea New! Boreal Songbird Initiative Screen saver

Photo: Jason Forsyth

On November 25th, the Canadian Boreal Initiative released a report by the Pembina Institute putting a $93 billion dollar value on the natural systems in Canada's Boreal Forest.

One of the report's conclusions is that climate regulation and other ecosystem services provided by Canada's Boreal are more than 2.5 times as valuable as the net value of extraction activities in the region.

Click here to learn more or read the report.

Support the Boreal Songbird Initiative's work to conserve our boreal species and receive a gift of delicious, fair trade, shade grown Boreal Blend coffee this holiday season.

Click here to get a free bag of coffee with a tax deductable $50 donation to the Boreal Songbird Initiative.

Click here to order fair trade, shade grown Boreal Blend from our partner Coffee for the Birds.

BSI has teamed with noted nature photographer Mary Kay Rubey to create a stunning computer screen saver featuring birds of the Boreal. Share your love of these species with your friends and family while enhancing your computer with this screen saver. Available in Windows and Macintosh OS X formats.

Click here to download your Boreal Bird Screen saver now!

Who's Naughty and Who's Nice in the Catalog Industry

In 2004, the catalog industry mailed over 18 billion catalogs - 64 for every person in the U.S. The majority of catalogs are printed with less than 10% of recycled content, and the rest comes from logging - much of it from endangered regions like the Boreal. Just in time for the holiday season, Forest Ethics has developed a list of catalog companies that have been naughty and nice.Click here get more information and download your guide now.


On this month:
Check out this week's Time Magazine article about Victoria Secret's logging practices in the Boreal in the News area of our web site

Photo: Ducks Unlimited
Christmas Bird Count Season is Here
Your chance to contribute to the world's longest running citizen science project begins December 14! The Christmas Bird Count, now in its 106th season, is an all-volunteer survey of winter bird populations across the Americas. Take the opportunity to help birds and have fun too. Participate in a Christmas Bird Count near you. Click here for more information and links to bird count groups near you.
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Boreal Songbird Initiative Newsletter, Winter 2005, Volume 0004