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Helping Torontonians understand the importance of protecting Ontario's wilderness

Toronto's Earthroots, a grassroots, non-profit organization, has a mission - to protect Ontario's threatened wilderness areas and wildlife species.

Currently, the downtown organization is turning its power to the woodland caribou in the Boreal Forests, an area that is about 50 million hectares, extending from the northern limits of the Great Lakes to the Hudson Bay Lowlands. (, search Boreal Forests.) The woodland caribou is a threatened species in Ontario and despite passing the endangered species act to protect the creatures, the government is considering allowing logging and mining, which will destroy the caribou's habitat, said Amber Ellis, Earthroots' executive director.

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