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Protect Endangered Whooping Cranes from Hunting
Whooping Cranes have made an impressive recovery since numbering just 16 individuals in 1941. After successful efforts on both sides of the Canadian-U.S. border, Whooping Cranes now number around 600 invididuals. However, their long-term status is still very much in jeopardy. Although their primary summer breeding habitat is protected in Alberta's Boreal Forest via Wood Buffalo National Park, a pair of Whooping Cranes were recently fatally shot in their wintering grounds in Louisianna. Tell the U.S. Fish & Wildlife service to aggressively crack down on illegal Whooping Crane hunting.
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Protect the Peel River Watershed
In the northern expanses of Yukon's boreal forest lies a vast drainage basin that contains one of the most wild and untouched expanses of wilderness in North America. The Peel River Watershed is undergoing a potentially historic transformation into a large protected area, but the Yukon government is waffling on the recommendation to put 80% of the area off limits to development . Let Yukon know that when it comes to conservation, bigger is typically better.
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Save Canada's Endangered Species
The notion shouldn't be complicated, but politics is once again trumping what science says we must do. Many of Canada's threatened and endangered species continue to be ignored despite some species barelling closer to extinction each year. Let Canadian officials know that protecting Canada's endangered species is a priority of the utmost importance.
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Protect the "Heart of the Boreal"
Pimachiowin Aki, a vast expanse of untouched wilderness on the east side of Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba and Ontario and potential UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to a number of First Nations who have lived there for thousands of years. Many of their traditional ways of life are still active. It's also one of the most stunning parts of the boreal and is home to caribou and a wide variety of birds. Help it become a UNESCO World Heritage Site and ask Premier Selinger to stay strong amid pressure to build an industrial transmission line through this beautiful area!
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Protect Woodland Caribou from Further Decline
Woodland Caribou, often refered to as "Boreal Caribou" due to their almost exclusive use of boreal forest habitat, have been in severe decline over the past half-century. A combination of climate change and increasing expansion of industrial development into their habitat has left their population dwindling. Visit the "Caribou and You" action page and help protect this iconic species.
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