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Boreal forest stakeholders meet in OCN

“The Canadian boreal is the world’s largest remaining intact terrestrial ecosystem,” said Dr. Hank Venema, chief scientist at IISD, “Manitoba has a big piece of it and it is really only now coming under pressure from development.  Manitobans want to see their economy and communities prosper, but want it done in a way that is respectful of the land and the people who live on it. We have in this province a unique opportunity to look forward, to strive for—and achieve—the right balance between development and conservation. To get things right where in many other places it has gone wrong.”

February 18, 2015