Launched in September 2013, the Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC’s) Why Forests Matter speaker series is visiting three cities in 2015. We are looking forward to engaging audiences across Canada on the importance of forests and why they matter to Canadians. Join us on November 4th in Vancouver, November 5th in Calgary, and November 17th in Ottawa.
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Although Canadians steward a whopping 25 percent of the planet's most intact and pristine forests, our stewardship activities are lagging and much more needs to be done.
Since 1962, NCC and its partners have helped to protect more than 2.7 million acres (more than 1.1 million hectares), coast to coast.
We hang swings from their branches, enjoy their shade in the summer and admire their beauty year-round. TD’s chief environment officer, Karen Clarke-Whistler, reminds us that our urban trees also do much more, adding significant value in terms of environmental benefits and energy savings.
Imagine if every year you were sent an invoice from nature for the “goods and services” you enjoyed – such as clean water, breathable air, the pollination of bees – along with all the other bills you received.
When we think of forests, we think of trees. But our forests are much more than trees – they are places of beauty and biodiversity that provide habitat for many species.
Humans aren’t the only crea- tures on Earth that need to get around. Animals in the wild have to travel as well, some to migrate, some to hunt and others to find mates.