Ontario’s Boreal Forest – Bird Conservation Success!

What rhymes with “Oriole” and protects millions of birds of around 300 species? The Boreal Forest is that great northern forest that provides an unbelievable amount of habitat for an amazing array of colorful birds.

Chestnut-sided Warbler, a Boreal bird
Chestnut-sided Warbler

The Boreal Forest has been under attack from various industries that would greatly harm the mostly intact forest in places like Ontario. In a landmark decision, the Ontario Government has decided to protect 55 million acres of Canadian Boreal Forest.

Much of this decision comes from the efforts of over 1500 scientists worldwide that wish to protect 50% of the entire Boreal Forest. Even more so, the efforts of the Boreal Songbird Initiative can be credited with promoting the importance of this “bird factory”.

If you are unfamiliar with the Boreal Forest or want to help out, BSI has many ways you can take action as well as a guide to the Boreal birds.

5 thoughts on “Ontario’s Boreal Forest – Bird Conservation Success!

  1. Chestnut sided warblers are SOOO pretty!
    Canada’s really pretty good about conservation (& promoting such things as recycling, etc.,) which is a huge part of why I’m proud to be a Canadian.

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