Boreal Conservation Framework

The Boreal Forest Conservation Framework is a plan already endorsed by Canadian conservation groups, 25 Canadian First Nations and more than 75 major businesses.

Created by the Canadian Boreal Forest Initiative, the Framework sets out an inspiring “50/50 vision,” a national goal to protect 50 percent of the entire Canadian Boreal Forest in a network of large, interconnected protected areas, while establishing sustainable use and responsible stewardship across the remaining 50 percent.

The Conservancy is a proud to be part of this coalition of leaders who understand the global importance of the Canadian Boreal Forest and are taking steps to ensure its sustainability for generations. Partners in the coalition include:

Canadian Boreal Initiative

The Canadian Boreal Initiative (CBI) is working with a wide range of organizations and individuals to link science, policy and conservation activities in Canada's Boreal region.  In 2003, CBI convened the Boreal Leadership Council, an extraordinary group of conservation organizations, First Nations and resource companies.

Ethical Funds Company

Launched in 1992, the Ethical Funds Company is Canada’s original and largest manager of socially responsible mutual funds. In addition to evaluating all investments according to their financial, social and environmental performance and outlook, the Ethical Funds Company promotes corporate accountability — making good companies better — and gives investors a voice in encouraging sustainable business practices.

Kaska Nation

The Kaska Nation is developing ecosystem-based land use plans for the northwest Boreal — based on both traditional knowledge and conservation biology — that include large-scale protected areas and provide a sustainable economy for the Kaska people. The Kaska are partnering with CBI on key initiatives including: the compilation and organization of Kaska traditional knowledge (including the establishment of appropriate methodologies and policies to ensure protection of Kaska intellectual property rights) and the integration of this knowledge into land and resource management decision-making.

Boreal Leadership Council Members

Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. (Al-Pac)
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)
Dehcho First Nations
Domini Social Investments LLC
Domtar Inc.
Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC)
The Ethical Funds Company
Innu Nation
Kaska Nation
The Nature Conservancy
Nexen Inc.
The Pembina Institute
Poplar River First Nation
Suncor Energy Inc.
Tembec Inc.
Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta
World Wildlife Fund (Canada)

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