Protecting Ontario’s largest forest region
Speak up for Boreal Caribou
Through our office in Thunder Bay, we promote conservation in northern Ontario by supporting grassroots groups to protect the places they love, ensuring habitat protection through forest certification and promoting sustainable development that safeguards ecosystems and long-term prosperity. We work directly with community organizations, Indigenous communities and groups, industry, scientists, and grassroots conservation organizations to support forest conservation. In collaboration with these groups, we work to:
Ontario Nature supports Free Prior and Informed Consent from Indigenous peoples for projects that may affect the lands they own, occupy or otherwise use, as set forth by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
The boreal forest region is one of the world’s largest ecosystems, reaching across Russia and northern North America. On this continent, it stretches from Labrador through Quebec and Ontario and west to Alaska. This represents 5.9 million square kilometres – about 25% of the land area of North America!
Protection and careful management of Ontario’s boreal forest region are important because: