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FORESTS ALERT: Tell Greenpeace, WWF and Friends to Stop Promoting Old-Growth Logging October 17, 2005 11:04 AM

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

By - http// - a project of Ecological Internet, Inc.
October 17, 2005

  Mainstream groups participate in Canadian plan which condemns 80% of
  British Columbia's Great Bear temperate rainforest to industrial logging

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:

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