Forests and Climate Change
Canada's most important natural resource is its forests which provide timber, pulpwood, wildlife habitat and a wealth of recreational opportunities. But the forests are not limitless and all Canadians must share a renewed commitment to their wise use and management.
Within the conservation movement, sustainable forestry means forest practices that ensure that the structure, function and composition of the forest are maintained in perpetuity. It also entails the equitable distribution of forest resource benefits, and the opportunity for the public to be involved in a meaningful way. After all, the forests of Ontario are ours—88% of forested land is Crown land, held for the people of Ontario in trust by the provincial government.... Read more »
Canada and the World fail to deliver on biodiversity targets in time for International Year of Biodiversity, 2010 deadlineSubmitted by Guest on Thu, 2010-05-13 10:54
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Forests affect and are affected by climate change in numerous ways. The impacts of climate change on forests and forest health can be expected to be significant, and in some regions severe. Large undisturbed forests will be of increasing importance as refuges and migration routes for species forced into new regions with more suitable climate.
Forests, Climate Change and Carbon Reservoirs focuses on the potential role of forests in mitigating climate change through enhanced storage of carbon.