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The Boreal Forest, Canada
The Canadian Boreal Forest is one of the biggest forests and wetland ecosystems which are still left on the face of the earth (a Boreal Forests are also known as ”Taiga”). The Canadian Boreal Forest has a very large populations of wolves, grizzly bears, and woodland caribou. The Canadian Boreal Forest contains about 1.5 million lakes which are 80% earth’s fresh water (excluding frozen areas) also some of Canada’s largest lakes can be found there. In Alberta, around 90% of cutlines (almost a decade later) have not yet regrown and mark the earth as man made scars(Cutlines are narrow and linear features created as a part of geophysical surveys). Instead cutlines accumulate water and become small canals.
As a Geography teacher, it is my duty to re-post this.
IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT HARPER’S OMNIBUS BILL INCLUDED CHANGES TO THE NAVIGABLE WATERS PROTECTION ACT, which now only protects less than 1% of all bodies of water in Canada from obstruction, blockages, dams, etc. HELLO MINING. HELLO OIL DRILLING. Millions of lakes and rivers are no longer protected under the changes made late 2012.
(Source: roambarefoot, via coreena)