$10 Million for Manitoba Boreal Conservation

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.

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