The Breathing Lands - Canada’s Ancient Peatlands Can Save Us

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The Breathing Lands - Canada’s Ancient Peatlands Can Save Us

Journey to Canada's ancient peatlands that hold more carbon than the Amazon Rainforest. Now threatened by mining for critical minerals.

By Wildlands League

When and where

Date and time

Thu, Jun 8, 2023 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT


Glenn Gould Studio 250 Front Street West Toronto, ON M5V 3G5 Canada

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Join Wildlands League on a journey to the ancient peatlands of the Hudson Bay Lowlands. These incredible wetlands have been cooling the planet for thousands of years and hold more carbon than the Amazon Rainforest.

They may be humanity's greatest ally in the fight against climate change but only if we can keep them undisturbed.

New mines and industry roads are being proposed and these ‘Ring of Fire’ mining plans would irrevocably damage the region’s sensitive wetlands.

You will hear from leading scientists, Indigenous leaders and conservationists and enjoy a first look at an incredible episode and drone footage by The Water Brothers. Speakers include:

  • Dr. Sarah Finkelstein, Professor, University of Toronto
  • Lawrence Martin, Lands and Resources Director, Mushkegowuk Council
  • Vern Cheechoo, Executive Director, Mushkegowuk Council
  • Dr. Constance (Connie) O’Connor, Wildlife Conservation Society Canada, Director of Ontario Northern Boreal Program
  • Dr. Carrie Gray, Boreal Conservation Specialist, National Audubon Society
  • Alex Mifflin, Host and Lead Researcher, The Water Brothers
  • Tyler Mifflin, Director and Videographer, The Water Brothers

We also happily welcome back the deep dulcet tones of retired radio show host Peter Garland. He’ll be our voice throughout the evening.

Purchase your ticket now for this amazing opportunity to learn about Canada's secret weapon against climate change and what you can do to help keep it intact. And bring your best goose call!

I'm inspired already, how can I become more involved with Wildlands League?

Ways to support Wildlands League are to Join the Newsletter, Sign a Petition, Volunteer, Book a Speaker, and/or Donate to support conservation efforts. And be sure to introduce yourself to one of the team members at the event and share your passion for conservation!

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About the organizer

Organized by
Wildlands League

Founded in 1968, Wildlands League is a leading not-for-profit conservation group in Canada preserving our natural world for all our grandkids and their grandkids to come.

The planet is experiencing alarming rates of steep wildlife declines and habitat losses. In Canada, we are not immune. Caribou populations are being pushed to the brink, two- thirds of our grassland birds have gone extinct, and salmon stocks are in decline to name a few.

We are a team of policy experts, strategists, and communication professionals standing up for wildlife and standing with communities as we tackle irresponsible development and find ecological solutions that will protect at least 50% of Canada’s land, freshwater, and oceans - for our kids, for the climate, and for the planet.

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