boreal forest


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boreal forest

[′bȯr·ē·əl ′fär·əst]
(ecology)
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Alaska, and Minnesota, the boreal forest harbors more than 300 species of birds and holds massive amounts of carbon for the planet
Little is known about the distribution, abundance, and habitat associations of many terrestrial birds in the northwestern portion of the continent's boreal forest region (Machtans and Latour 2003).
Large, healthy stands of trees, like the boreal forest of Canada's northern latitudes, store huge amounts of carbon, at the magnitude of megatons.
The Boreal Forest, which stretches across northern Canada from the Yukon Territory in the west to Newfoundland and Labrador in the east, stores about 186 billion tons of carbon--the equivalent of 27 years of carbon emissions from the burning of fossil fuels worldwide, according the report.
This announcement acknowledges the important need to recognize and act on the conservation challenges facing Canada's boreal forest.
Canada's boreal forest is one of the most important ecosystems on the planet and it's been neglected recently by conservationists, and it's been under tremendous pressure from resource development.
Every year in late March through early April, scientists walk along marked routes within a section of the boreal forest in Manitoba, Canada.
And many plants are threatened too; in the province of Alberta alone, about 100 plant species are known to grow only in boreal forest, and roughly half of these are already rare.
Dell has reduced its use of paper coming from endangered forests like North America's Great Boreal Forest, one of our planet's best safeguards against global warming, and has set a high bar for its industry.
North America's largest ancient forest by far, the Canadian boreal forest provides habitat for more than a billion birds as well as many a threatened species, including woodland caribou, bald eagles, golden eagles and wolverines.
joining with four other First Nations to have a portion of the Manitoba-Ontario boreal forest designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Ray Mears's Northern Wilderness (BBC2, 8pm) follows the survival expert as he journeys to the remote Boreal Forest in Canada to meet the natives.