Its goal is to implement the "Boreal Conservation Framework" by protecting at least half of Canada's boreal forest
, with the remainder available for "leading-edge sustainable practices." Concerned that this arbitrary benchmark of protecting half the boreal forest
has never been scientifically justified, the David Suzuki Foundation did not endorse the framework.
This interconnected web of trees, mosses, birds, and other organisms is called the boreal forest
. It is the world's largest intact forest ecosystem--It's even bigger than Earth's tropical rain forests.
For example, ninety percent of logging in the boreal forest
is in primary and old growth forests.
There are plenty of children's books about forests, but Cool Woods: A Trip Around The World's Boreal Forest
is something different: it offers a narrowed focus on woods around the top of the globe from North America to Siberia and Europe, and it provides a regional focus allowing kids to consider not just natural history, but history, folklore, and plants as well.
M., Begin, C., and Parent, M., 2002, Are industrial SO2 emissions reducing C[O.sub.2] uptake by the boreal forest
?: Geology, v.
Weyerhaeuser-Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, announced its support of boreal forest
In North America, most of the boreal forest
is found in Canada, where it makes up a large portion of forested habitat.
It is also the first boreal forest
to be certified in North America.
As Global Forest Watch points out, our country "contains over a third of the world's boreal forest
, one fifth of the world's temperate rainforest, and a tenth of the total global forest cover.
Tree-ring evidence, allowing reconstructions of the levels of precipitation, indicate that the worst drought to afflict North America in the past 500 years also occurred in the mid-16th century, when severe drought extended at times from Mexico to the boreal forest
and from the Pacific to Atlantic coasts (6).
Butterworth's perplexity stems from a troubling decline in several species of scaup and scoters--diving ducks that nest in the boreal forest
in the summer and were once extremely abundant.
The taiga is also known as the boreal forest
, derived from the Latin boreas (boreaV in Greek), the name of the god of the north wind.