Media Release - 2010
First Nations luminaries, innovative paper company, and a global forest monitoring network are among the 2010 Boreal Award winners
OTTAWA, NOVEMBER 25, 2010: The Canadian Boreal Initiative presented the annual Boreal Leadership Council’s Boreal Awards at a gala dinner in Ottawa last night.
The Boreal Award winners represent a panoply of approaches and interests. Attendees at the ceremony at the National Arts Centre represented a national audience, and included members of Parliament and leaders from the Aboriginal, environmental, business, and industry realms.
The 2010 Boreal Award recipients are:
“This year’s winners once again demonstrate the depth of talent and commitment that is evident across Canada’s vast boreal forest,” said Larry Innes, Executive Director of the Canadian Boreal Initiative. “They share a vision that incorporates a balanced approach to boreal forest conservation and sustainable development. The work we celebrated tonight makes these goals that much more feasible.”
The Boreal Awards, chosen by a committee of the Boreal Leadership Council, recognize leadership, innovation, cooperation and excellence among those who live and work in Canada’s Boreal Forest region. All of the nominees have made an outstanding contribution to protecting the Boreal Forest and advancing the balanced vision of the Boreal Forest Conservation Framework.
The Canadian Boreal Initiative brings together diverse partners to create new solutions for Boreal conservation and acts as a catalyst for on-the-ground efforts across the Boreal forest by governments, industry, Aboriginal communities, conservation groups, major retailers, financial institutions and scientists.
The Boreal Leadership Council is made up of leading conservation groups, Aboriginal organizations, 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 Framework implementation in their activities.
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