Why protecting Canada’s boreal forest is this century’s great conservation idea

A hundred years ago, the Migratory Bird Treaty helped shape North America’s conservation ethic. Today, new initiatives in Canada offer hope for a sound environmental future

A photo of a Hudsonian Godwit. An estimated 67% of the species' North American population breeds within the boreal forest. Photograph courtesy of Francesco Veronesi, Wikimedia Commons.

By JEFF WELLS

PUBLISHED : Monday, May 23, 2016 12:00 AM

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