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NRDC is one of numerous organizations -- small and large, local and global -- that are coming together to try to preserve Canada's boreal forest. Follow the links below to learn about different aspects of the boreal's resources and problems.

Boreal Forest Network - The Boreal Forest Network is the Canadian arm of the Taiga Rescue Network, a voluntary organization of environmentalists, indigenous peoples and scientists concerned with the protection and sustainable use of the boreal forest. The organization is intended to promote the protection, restoration and sustainable use of the world's boreal forests by means that ensure the integrity of natural processes and dynamics.

Boreal Songbird Initiative - The Boreal Songbird Initiative is dedicated to educating birdwatchers and naturalists throughout the United States about the importance of the boreal forest to migratory birds. The BSI is part of an emerging network of U.S. organizations -- including the American Bird Conservancy, Ducks Unlimited, the National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, and NRDC -- working to raise awareness about the boreal forest and assist efforts in Canada and Alaska to conserve it.

Canadian Boreal Initiative - The Canadian Boreal Initiative is working with a wide range of conservation organizations, First Nations, industry and other interested parties to link science, policy and conservation activities in Canada's boreal forest.

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - As Canada's "grassroots voice for wilderness," the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society focuses on establishing interconnected networks of parks and wilderness areas, and ensuring that nature comes first in their management. CPAWS has launched a National Boreal Campaign.

Ducks Unlimited Canada - Ducks Unlimited Canada is a nonprofit organization that conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl.

ForestEthics - ForestEthics protects endangered forests by changing the way paper and wood are made and used in America, and by supporting local communities in the development of conservation-based economies. It has been a leading player in campaigns that have protected over five million acres of endangered forests and has persuaded companies like Staples, Office Depot, and Andersen Windows to adopt and enforce strong environmental policies. Founded in 1994, ForestEthics is headquartered in San Francisco with staff located throughout the United States and British Columbia, Canada.

Global Forest Watch Canada - Global Forest Watch is an initiative of the World Resources Institute that is conducting mapping research of the world's remaining forests to promote and support conservation efforts. Global Forest Watch Canada works with local organizations and partners throughout Canada to collect and distribute information on forest development.

Greenpeace Canada - Greenpeace is an independently funded organization that works to protect the environment. It challenges government and industry to halt harmful practices by negotiating solutions, conducting scientific research, introducing clean alternatives, carrying out peaceful acts of civil disobedience and educating and engaging the public.

Just Energy - Just Energy is a campaign focused on educating consumers about the devastating impacts Manitoba Hydro's large-scale dams are having on people and the environment in northern Manitoba, Canada. It is a project of Minnesotans for an Energy Efficient Economy.

Manitoba Wildlands - Manitoba Wildlands is a nonprofit environmental organization that aims to provide information about public processes that affect Manitoba land and waters; decisions for use of crown (public) lands and water; technical information about Manitoba's lands and waters; and action to protect Manitoba lands and waters. Their second website addresses Manitoba Hydro's development intentions, including current environmental hearings.

Markets Initiative - Markets Initiative works directly with Canadian companies to develop practical and economic ways to shift their wood and paper use away from ancient and endangered forest products to ecologically sound alternatives. Markets Initiative is a coalition project of three environmental organizations -- Friends of Clayoquot Sound, Greenpeace Canada and Sierra Club of Canada, BC Chapter.

Poplar River First Nation - Located on the east side of Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba, Poplar River First Nation leads conservation efforts in their traditional territory. Poplar River First Nation is undertaking research concerning traditional occupancy and preparing a land management plan.

Rainforest Action Network - Rainforest Action Network works to protect tropical rainforests and the human rights of those living in and around those forests through education, grassroots organizing and nonviolent direct action. The Old Growth Campaign works to preserve the Earth's remaining ancient forests by driving old growth wood products out of the marketplace and by promoting the use of sustainable alternatives.

Sierra Club of Canada - The Sierra Club of Canada is a membership-based organization dedicated to promoting public policies and awareness of environmental issues. It has an active forest protection and wilderness preservation campaign that addresses a number of key boreal issues.

Western Canada Wilderness Committee - Canada's largest membership-based citizen-funded wilderness preservation organization, the Wilderness Committee works for the preservation of Canadian and international wilderness through research, grassroots education and on-the-ground effort to achieve ecologically sustainable communities.

The World Wildlife Fund of Canada - The World Wildlife Fund of Canada, part of an international membership-based organization, is promoting conservation of Canada's boreal forests by working in partnership with other groups, particularly in Ontario and Quebec, to develop sustainable forestry practices and ecosystem conservation initiatives.

last revised 5/7/2004

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