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The boreal forest, which represents more than two-thirds of the forested area of Québec, is the habitat for impressive flora and fauna. It is also a veritable carbon “reservoir” – the terrestrial ecosystem that stores the most carbon in the world – thus playing a key role in the fight against climate change.

CPAWS Quebec has worked for many years to preserve our forests. We participated in each step leading to the adoption of Quebec’s Sustainable Forest Management Act, as well as the strategy for sustainable forest management. We are a signatory to the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement, which will implement best forest management practices across Canada. We are working for the recovery of woodland caribou, threatened by the fragmentation of the boreal forest. We are also campaining to protect exceptional forest ecosystems, such as the Broadback River and Lake Evans region and the Montagnes Blanches region.

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    Protect Québec's biodiversity
    Ask the government of Québec to respect the international biodiversity targets, which aim for a minimum of 17% of protected areas by 2020, and to commit to doing more starting today: 25% of protected areas by 2025!
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    Population critical : how are caribou faring? (Caribou report 2013)

    Report on caribou situation across Canada, published by CPAWS in december 2013.