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International Support for Dehcho First Nations and Indigenous-Led Conservation

The International Boreal Conservation Campaign welcomes the Wyss Foundation’s $1 billion commitment to help protect the lands, animals and waters that support life on this planet. IBCC applauds the foundation’s focus on supporting on-the-ground conservation work, in particular the Dehcho First Nations’ management of the Edéhzhíe Dehcho Protected Area/National Wildlife Area.

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Climate Change Poses Threat to Boreal Birds but Solutions Exist to Make Birds More Resilient

Many boreal bird species risk significant declines as a result of climate change, but a new report identifies areas of Canada’s Boreal Forest that hold the key to birds’ long-term survival. While conditions in some bird habitats are expected to shift, large landscapes within the boreal region will remain relatively stable. Protecting these boreal lands will offer birds the best chance to thrive.

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BSI President on Ministers' Meeting to Advance Conservation

Some of the biggest conservation opportunities are found Canada’s boreal forest. The boreal is the largest intact forest left on the planet, and Canada has a unique responsibility to conserve it. Indigenous Peoples are advancing innovative conservation plans in the region and partnering together is the most effective path forward.

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Ministers’ Meeting Builds Momentum on Conservation, Indigenous Peoples Ready to Partner

Provinces and territories are focused on creating new parks and protected areas, and Indigenous Nations across the country are too. From the Sahtu in the Northwest Territories to the Misipawistik Cree Nation in Manitoba, First Nations are moving forward on conservation.

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Collaboration leads to boreal forest protection of global importance

A unique partnership, brought together by the Nature Conservancy of Canada, celebrates the creation of a 3,300-square-kilometre conserved area in northeast Alberta. Together with other conserved lands in the area, it is now part of the largest stretch of protected boreal forest on the planet.

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Canada’s Historic Investment in Conservation Will Help Protect Boreal Forest

The 2018 federal budget includes a historic $1.3 billion investment in nature conservation. This support will help Canada honour its international commitments to sustain biodiversity and meet its target of protecting at least 17 per cent of lands by 2020.

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Budget 2018 proposes $1.3 billion for conservation; points to importance of Indigenous partnerships in reaching conservation goals

The Government of Canada has made a major investment in protecting our lands and waters for future generations. The 2018 federal budget includes a $1.3 billion allocation to meet Canada’s international commitment to protect 17 per cent of its lands and 10 percent of waters by 2020 and points to the importance of Indigenous partnerships in achieving its conservation goals.

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