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FPAC applauds federal commitment to boreal protection


November 27, 2007
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Ottawa, ON – The Forest Products Association of Canada has expressed strong support for the Government of Canada’s …

Ottawa, ON – The Forest Products Association of Canada has expressed strong support for the Government of Canada’s announcement to protect over 10 million hectares of land in the boreal forest, one of the largest land conservation initiatives in Canadian history. The industry also commends the federal government, the GNWT and communities for having co-operated so constructively on this important commitment.

“This announcement acknowledges the important need to recognize and act on the conservation challenges facing Canada’s boreal forest. It is exactly why the members of FPAC co-signed with the Canadian Boreal Initiative (CBI) a 2006 commitment to ensure planning for the conservation of ecological and cultural values, and respect for Aboriginal rights in resource development decisions, prior to new forest tenures being allocated in the boreal,” said Avrim Lazar, president and CEO, FPAC. “FPAC and its members have a strong and productive track record of working constructively with conservation groups, governments and others on projects related to advancing sustainable forest management and environmental stewardship, and we are committed to help shape a sustainable vision and reality for the boreal forest.”

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