Over 400,000 hectares of Caribou habitat is destroyed each year for toilet paper and lumber. Yet, forests are crucial in the fight against climate change.
Canada is privileged to have some of the largest old growth forests anywhere on the planet. Indeed, some estimates suggest Canada is home to a quarter of the world’s remaining untouched forests. This pristine wilderness is critical habitat to some of the most iconic wildlife on the continent including Boreal Caribou and billions of songbirds that call the boreal forest home.
But with only 14% of it protected, these magnificent creatures might become but a memory. This includes the beloved Boreal Caribou, which are suffering alarming rates of decline across Canada. The number one threat to this cherished species is industrial logging, pushing some herds to be critically endangered.
The Impact of Deforestation
Over the past three years, Nature Canada has been calling for urgent protection for the boreal forest, highlighting the troubling impacts of the logging industry. The organisation published detailed reports that show Canada does not classify logging in the boreal as deforestation; logging in Canada releases as much carbon emissions as the oil sands. Nature Canada is campaigning for the regulation of the logging industry’s environmental impact, to support Canada’s admirable target to protect 30% of its lands by 2030 and to halt and reverse species loss.
Nature Canada has come up with a comprehensive list of policy recommendations to ensure existing loopholes are closed. It calls for the protection of 50% of the boreal forest, and is actively working in partnership with indigenous groups in Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba to champion their call for the protection of their homelands, ensuring critical for protection of Boreal Caribou. Nature Canada is committed to taking action to protect the Boreal Caribou and forests: “This is urgent and there is simply too much to lose!”
Nature Canada is one of the oldest national nature conservation charities in Canada. For 80 years, Nature Canada has helped protect over 110 million acres of parks and wildlife areas in Canada and countless species. Today, Nature Canada represents a network of over 130,000 members and supporters and more than 1,000 nature organizations.
How Can We Help?
We are proud to support Nature Canada’s work to protect the Boreal Caribou and forests. Our 1% donation will help them to prevent the destruction of the Caribou habitats, supporting self-sustaining populations to thrive.
As individuals, from national to local, Nature Canada is building a community with more than 1000 groups in cities all across Canada. Each of these groups works hard at a local level to defend wildlife and wilderness. You can get involved with Nature Canada by becoming a volunteer. From helping to write informative content to spreading the word on programs – every effort helps. The non-profit also has membership opportunities and an option to make a donation, to help protect endangered species and defend Canadian wilderness for generations to come.
Without the help of our clients and employees, LEX wouldn’t be able to support the conservation of species like the Boreal Caribou. Thank you!