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AFC Flag Expedition #3:
The George River Boreal Forest Expedition
Expedition Artist: Robert Mullen
Purpose: To bring about a greater understanding of the Boreal Forest - the largest intact forest on Earth - that is underappreciated and threatened by unsustainable development.
Location: George River, Nunavik, Canada
Scheduled For: Aug-Sept, 2006
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The 'George', a remote wilderness river, winding between the tundra and boreal forest ecosystems, flows for 500 kilometers northward to Kangiqsualujjuaq on Ungava Bay on the Arctic Ocean, just west of the Torngat Mountains and the Labrador/Quebec border.

The trip's focus is the Boreal Forest, the largest intact forest on Earth. Critical for climate, water, habitat, native culture, timber, minerals and energy, it is underappreciated and threatened by unsustainable development making it one of the greatest and most pressing conservation opportunities in the world. This is also the season for the migration of the George River woodland caribou herd, the world's largest at nearly one million animals.
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