'Bird nursery' at risk unless half of Canada's boreal forest preserved

Preserving half of Canada's boreal forest seems like the absolute minimum we could do. Then I saw the phrase "we hope that governments.... will adopt policies that reflect science" and I started to despair.

The Boreal Birds Need Half campaign is counting on the fact that birding is an increasingly popular pastime. Nearly one in five adult Canadians and nearly 50 million Americans consider themselves birders.

The plan is to collect support from industry and petitions from the public to push politicians to consider the boreal forest as a valuable asset for bird survival.

”We hope that governments will adopt land conservation policies that reflect science,” Wells said.