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New Study: Brighter Future for Birds Is Within Reach

These are real solutions to averting the worst possible future outlined in the Audubon study for birds and, by extension, for us humans: we breathe the same air, drink the same water, and endure the same temperatures as the birds.

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Birds in Steep Decline but Hope Remains

The region where billions of North America’s birds are born remains largely healthy and intact. Every year, 3 to 5 billion birds emerge from Canada’s Boreal Forest. We still have a chance to protect these nesting grounds on a grand scale and give species the best chance of surviving into the future.

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New IPCC Report & Indigenous-led Conservation in the Boreal

It is exciting to see that in Canada’s Boreal Forest region, Indigenous governments are already working hard to do their part to conserve the land and its carbon stores—a vital part of slowing the impacts of climate change as described by the authors of this new IPCC report.

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Canada’s Best Opportunity to Conserve Birds is to Conserve the Boreal Forest

The report confirms that conservation and international cooperation can reverse declines in bird populations. Smart government policies like banning DDT and investing in wetlands restoration across Canada and the United States, for instance, have helped duck populations increase by 69% and geese by a whopping 360%.

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How Indigenous Peoples Are Protecting North America’s Bird Nursery

On this International Migratory Bird Day, my thoughts are drawn to the places many of the birds passing though my backyard are headed: the Boreal Forest. Known as North America’s Bird Nursery, the boreal attracts up to 3 billion migratory birds each spring. Most boreal bird nesting grounds are sustained by Indigenous Peoples.

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Glimmers of Hope in the Face of Sobering U.N. Biodiversity Report

In the face of the dire findings in the Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, the examples of Indigenous communities working to protect their lands—including across Canada’s Boreal Forest—provide a bright beacon of hope for the future.

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Poll Confirms Canadians Want Leaders to Think Big About Conservation

Now is the time for Canada to demonstrate conservation leadership, both on the international stage and here at home. The Government of Canada can do that by working in partnership with Indigenous Nations as well as with provincial and territorial governments to help make these Indigenous protected areas a reality.

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Summit Showcases Opportunity to Conserve Nature on a Large Scale

Within Canada’s borders are some of the world’s most significant biodiversity features and carbon storage banks. By demonstrating how to protect and maintain those globally important natural assets in partnership with Indigenous Peoples, Canada can offer hope and inspiration to the world. The Nature Champions Summit will be the perfect place to begin turning that inspiration into on-the-ground solutions.

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National Guardians Gathering Celebrates Indigenous-led Conservation

Indigenous Guardians are caring for the land across the country. They are restoring animals and plants and managing protected areas. They are combining traditional knowledge and science and bringing youth and elders together. They serve as the “moccasins and mukluks” on the ground for communities, and their work helps conserve clean water and healthy land for all Canadians.

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What Indigenous Rangers from Australia Can Share with Canada

A delegation of Indigenous land managers from Warddeken and other regions in Australia are traveling to Canada to talk about the transformative power of well-supported Indigenous-led conservation. This exchange is taking place at a crucial time.

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Report Confirms Indigenous Peoples Can Help Canada Meet International Conservation Goals

Indigenous governments across the country are working to create protected areas that will sustain animals, plants, waters and lands for future generations. Our nations have enduring relationships with these places and caring for them helps us honour our cultural responsibility to the land.

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Indigenous Conservation in Action

Indigenous governments are caring for the land across the country. Many have embraced land use planning as a tool for determining what lands they want to protect and where they will allow development.

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