The boreal forest is full of wildlife, with reptiles and amphibians (forty-six species of each), mammals (152) and birds (383). In all, twenty-three species are currently endangered, another sixteen are designated as threatened, and sixty-five are considered vulnerable. The fate of their home—and of our boreal forest—rests squarely in our hands: the Canadian public owns 94 percent of it. Photograph by Eamon Mac Mahon (eamonmacmahon.com).
For the complete photo essay, check out “Amazon of the North" at TheWalrus.ca.