Monday, January 19, 2009

Danger in the Nursery


Strip-mining for tar sands is damaging forest and wetland habitats in Canada's Boreal Forest and affecting species such as Olive-sided Flycatcher.

"Strip-mining for tar sands, a source of low-grade oil, is damaging forest and wetland habitats in Canada's boreal forest. A report, Danger in the Nursery, from the Boreal Songbird Initiative, Natural Resources Defense Council and Pembina Institute, warns that over the next 30 to 50 years up to 300,000 hectares of forest and wetland could be directly affected, while habitat fragmentation, pollution and hydrological changes would affect a much larger area."

Link: Full article from BirdLife International

Olive-sided Flycatcher © 2009 Mike McDowell

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