The push to have a large swath of rare boreal forest designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site has suffered a setback.
The forest, called Pimachiowin Aki, spans 33,400 sq. km. on the Manitoba/Ontario border. The forest is also home to several First Nations territories, and the Pikangikum First Nation pulled their support, said the Pimachiwin Aki Corporation Sunday.
The First Nation pulled their support because of concerns about the UNESCO evaluation reports.