The Globe and Mail
One of the joys of having a garden, or of walking in a park or down almost any tree-lined street in North America, is the sight and sound of our songbirds. For many of us, their chorus beats virtual tweeting any day. But in recent years, these birds have become increasingly harder to hear.
Since 1986, these initiatives have safeguarded roughly 10-million acres and influenced management on more than 30-million acres of wetland habitat vital to birds across Canada. A recent commitment between Ducks Unlimited and the U.S.-based Pew Charitable Trusts to 10 more years of boreal forest conservation work confirms we have willing partners, both private and public, when it comes to protecting the birds we all share.
There is reason to feel positive about the future of our shared avian friends. Actions such as Quebec’s Plan Nord, which would strictly protect a boreal region the size of France from industrial development, and conservation partnerships with native groups in B.C., Ontario, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories and Labrador, are all encouraging.
Read the full article, Listen to Nature’s Tweets, on the Globe and Mail website.