Manitobans are fortunate to have access to many stunning wild lakes, rivers, and forests. These wild places are both beautiful and necessary to our survival, and our ability to thrive within a functioning ecosystem. The Wilderness Committee has identified five key areas in Manitoba that urgently require protection from our provincial government.
These areas include:
- Lower Bird River
- Red Deer Lake
- Duck Mountain Provincial Park (where logging is still permitted)
- Churchill and Hudson Bay polar bear habitat
- Nopiming-Owl Lake caribou habitat
You can read more about the threatened wilderness areas listed above in our educational report, Wild Manitoba: 5 Natural Treasures at Risk.
Safeguarding these natural treasures will put us on the path to the Wilderness Committee's target: to see 20 per cent of Manitoba protected by the year 2020. But to achieve this goal, we need your help!
Take action today by writing to Manitoba’s Premier, letting him know how much you support efforts to protect the province’s wilderness.
Photo: Lower Bird River (Eric Reder).