What We Can Do: A Call to Ac­tion

Canadian Wildlife - - WILD THINGS -

Gov­ern­ments

need to man­age de­vel­op­ment and find ways to re­duce its im­pacts.

En­vi­ron­men­tal

or­ga­ni­za­tions work to raise aware­ness about the bo­real for­est and con­duct pro­grams to help main­tain the for­est’s health.

The forestry

sec­tor of the econ­omy needs to re­duce its im­pact on bo­real wa­ter re­sources and iden­tify and con­serve ar­eas crit­i­cal for bio­di­ver­sity.

Oil and gas

com­pa­nies need to be com­pelled or in­cen­tivized to de­crease the im­pact of their ex­plo­ration and drilling.

The elec­tric­ity

in­dus­try must re­think the de­sign, op­er­a­tion and main­te­nance of fa­cil­i­ties.

In­di­vid­u­als

like you are key to the suc­cess of all of the above. Per­sonal ac­tions, like re­duc­ing, reusing and re­cy­cling pa­per prod­ucts, and adopt­ing al­ter­na­tive en­ergy sources can all be ef­fec­tive. When com­bined with sup­port­ing rel­e­vant char­i­ties and lob­by­ing dif­fer­ent lev­els of gov­ern­ment and as­so­ci­a­tions in the in­dus­tries noted above, each of us can make a dif­fer­ence.

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