Commonwealth NGOs
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30 Metcalfe Street

Suite 402

Ottawa, Ontario  K1P 5L4




Type:  NGO   

Scope:  national   

Interest in Forestry:  central


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. On December 1, 2003 the CBI released the Boreal Forest Conservation Framework - the most extensive national conservation vision ever. The Framework was developed in concert with leading conservation organizations, resource companies and First Nations. Convened by the Canadian Boreal Initiative, this group forms the Boreal Leadership Council, committed to the conservation and sustainable development of Canada`s boreal forest region.

Since being established in January 2003, the CBI has also released research on the importance of the boreal region for migratory birds and published a review of progress marking the fourth anniversary of a June 1999 Canadian Senate report on conserving the boreal forest region.

With a small hub in Ottawa, the CBI also partners with non-governmental organizations, First Nations and others across the country in on-the-ground boreal conservation work. The CBI is supported by the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Our Vision

To safeguard the balance of nature for all time in Canada`s boreal region through:

* an interconnected network of large-scale protected areas and conservation lands;

* leading-edge sustainable development practices on the remaining landscape; and

* local and First Nations engagement in land management decisions.