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National Boreal Program
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Estimating carbon sequestration in wetlands

Boreal wetlands, particularly peatlands, play an important role in regulating global climate by storing a tremendous amount of carbon. The more we learn about these wetlands, the better able we’ll be to conserve them and mitigate the effects of climate change.

Indigenous Land Use Planning in Akaitcho Néné

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and the Akaitcho Treaty 8 Tribal Council have undertaken one of the largest, most innovative Indigenous-led land use planning projects in Canadian history. Together, they’re mapping 77 million acres (31 million hectares) of boreal wetlands in Akaitcho Néné, NWT.

DUC Recommendations for Including Wetlands Conservation in NWT Legislation

On April 17, 2018 we met with the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories Standing Committee on Economic Development for a public briefing to discuss achieving GNWT mandate commitments through wetland conservation and the opportunity to integrate wetland conservation into the Water’s Act.