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Tell Greenpeace, WWF and Friends to Stop Promoting Old-Growth Logging

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- In 2001 major logging companies and the B.C. government agreed to sit down with these environmental organizations to discuss plans for logging the GBR. Since then the misnamed Rainforest Solutions Project (RSP) has reached a "consensus agreement" with their industry partners.  
 

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Tell Greenpeace, WWF and Friends to Stop Promoting Old-Growth Logging
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October 17, 2005


ACTION ALERT
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October 17, 2005

TAKE ACTION

Mainstream groups participate in Canadian plan which condemns 80% of  British Columbia's Great Bear temperate rainforest to industrial logging    http://forests.org/action/alert.asp?id=greatbear

In Canada's Pacific coast province of British Columbia, Greenpeace, the Rainforest Action Network, the BC Sierra Club, Forest Ethics and WWF continue to support industrial logging of the World's final and largest tract of primeval temperate rainforest.  The Great Bear Rainforest (GBR) is an irreplaceable large ancient forest ecosystem covering some 20 million acres along Canada's Pacific mainland coast. 

In these temperate rainforests stand ancient cedar over 1,000 years old, Sitka Spruce trees that tower over 90 meters tall, and healthy and viable populations of grizzly bear, grey wolf and mountain goats.  In 2001 major logging companies and the B.C. government agreed to sit down with these environmental organizations to discuss plans for logging the GBR. Since then the misnamed Rainforest Solutions Project (RSP) has reached a "consensus agreement" with their industry partners. 

If endorsed by B.C.'s government, it will ensure that the vast majority of the GBR is to be left open to industrial development. Only a fraction of the forest amounting to 20 percent overall is be protected, relegating 80 percent to  voracious industrial logging. 

Forest conservationists should quit supporting any environmental organization which does not have NO MORE ANCIENT FOREST LOGGING as its primary, uncompromising stance. Forest-loving activists must abandon any initiatives which lend credibility to first time industrial logging of Canada's and the World's few remaining ancient
forests. 

Ancient forests are this beautiful Earth's final repository of naturally-evolved biological heritage and are too rare and  precious for commercial exploitation. They are irreplaceable.  Inform the RSP that if they continue to support ancient forest logging in Canada and the World, you will withhold membership in their organization, and encourage others to do likewise. 

Please do so at: http://forests.org/action/alert.asp?id=greatbear

Last Updated on Monday, 17 October 2005 11:12