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RELEASE: Victory as Ecological Internet Applauds Greenpeace's End to Greenwash of Canadian Old-Growth Logging
After years of greenwashing Canada and the world's "certified" old-growth forest logging as sustainable, and cutting inside deals with industrial loggers, Greenpeace's rejection of their own logging deal in Canada shows they may be poised to start working to protect – rather than log – Earth's last primary forests. Standing old forests are vital for local advancement and the environment – and old-growth forest logging must end to maintain local, regional and global climate, ecosystems, and our one shared biosphere.
December 6, 2012
By Earth's Newsdesk, a project of Ecological Internet (EI)
CONTACT: Dr. Glen Barry, [email protected]
(Canada) – Today Greenpeace Canada announced it is withdrawing from the Canada boreal forest agreement which it secretly negotiated and endorsed in 2010, and which relegates 43 million hectares of Canada's old growth Boreal forests to industrial logging, for a temporary moratorium and vague promises of future caribou habitat protection elsewhere. Not surprisingly, as Ecological Internet predicted at the time , these promises have been violated. Greenpeace itself now alleges the largest destroyer of Canada's boreal forests, Resolute Forest Products (formerly AbitibiBowater) has been cutting new logging roads into caribou habitat in five sites in the northern parts of the Saguenay Lac St-Jean region of Quebec .