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Why are Canada’s forest so Important ?

Canada forest has 397.3 million hectares of area and other wooded land that account for 10 per cent of the world’s forest cover.

Canada’s boreal region stretches 10,000 continuous kilometres across the country’s breadth its size rivals even that of the Amazon rainforest.

As one of the world’s greatest remaining forests, the boreal provides an important haven for the many creatures that inhabit its vast canopy, lakes and wetlands.

Animal species found here include the caribou, moose, lynx, wolverine, black bear, coyote, timber wolf and wood bison among others. Dominant tree species in these forests are white and black spruce, jack pine, tamarack, balsam fir, balsam poplar, white birch and trembling aspen.

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