The Boreal Leadership Council, first convened in December 2003, is comprised of leading conservation groups, First Nations, resource companies and financial institutions, all of which have an interest and a stake in the future of Canada’s Boreal Forest.
Members of the Council are signatories to the Boreal Forest Conservation Framework and are committed to implementing this national vision in their own spheres of activity.
The national vision articulated in the Framework calls for the establishment of a network of large interconnected protected areas covering about half of the country’s Boreal Forest and the use of leading-edge sustainable development practices in remaining areas.
The International Boreal Conservation Campaign (Ottawa) serves as the Secretariat of the Boreal Leadership Council. IBCC (Ottawa) works with Council members to expand Framework endorsement in key sectors, generate on-the-ground examples of the Framework in action, and create opportunities with governments to engage in both policy and project-based solutions.
Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people. Created in 1938, DUC has positively influenced more than 100,000 km2 of wetland habitats across Canada.