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Danger in the Nursery

Impact on Birds of Tar Sands Oil Development in Canada's Boreal Forest

Published Dec 2, 2008

By Simon Dyer, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Boreal Songbird Initiative

The extraction and refining of bitumen from Canada’s oil sands is taking a significant toll on migratory birds throughout North America. This report by the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Pembina Institute and the Boreal Songbird Initiative outlines the current and projected affects of the oil sands industry on migratory bird populations in Alberta’s boreal forest and along the Western Hemisphere’s flyways.

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