Originally shared by the Boreal Songbird Initiative.
Last week the outgoing Premier of Manitoba, Gary Doer, announced a $10 million trust fund designated for large-scale conservation planning in eastern Manitoba. Doer and local aboriginal groups have been working on a new UNESCO World Heritage Site on the east side of Lake Winnipeg. If approved, the nearly 10-million-acre area would be protected from development and kept for the traditional uses of local First Nations.
- Read CBC news article
- Learn about the World Heritage Site in Manitoba
- Read our Senior Scientist Dr. Jeff Wells’ blog post