Stretching from coast to coast, the Boreal forest is one of the largest tracts of ancient forest in the world, encompassing more than half of Canada's landmass. It is a diverse and awe-inspiring landscape of granite outcrops, lakes, rivers and marshes, interspersed with pine, spruce, aspen and poplar forests. It is home to hundreds of First Nations and other communities, as well as threatened iconic species such as woodland caribou and wolverine.
The Great Bear Rainforest represents one quarter of the world's remaining coastal temperate rainforests. It stretches along the mainland coast of British Columbia from the Discovery Islands to the Alaska border - an area the size of Switzerland. The region is home to the rare white Spirit Bear, five species of salmon, the unique coastal wolf and magnificent cedars. It is also the unceded traditional territories of over two dozen First Nations. Once threatened with industrial logging, over the past twenty years Greenpeace, its environmental partners, and the forestry industry have worked hard with First Nations governments and the BC Government to safeguard the region to help ensure it is managed responsibly for future generations. Now 85% of the forested landbase of the Great Bear Rainforest is off limits to industrial logging.
Greenpeace campaigns to prevent the reckless destruction of Indonesia's remaining rainforests. We are doing so to protect endangered wildlife like the Sumatran tiger and orangutan, to support forest communities, and to stop greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation. One of the leading drivers of this forest destruction is Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL).
British Columbia’s Clayoquot Sound is an ecological treasure of regional, national and global significance. Its mountains, valleys and islands represent Vancouver Island’s largest intact ancient rainforest. Home to 45 known endangered, threatened and vulnerable animal species, Clayoquot’s forests are an invaluable haven for wildlife. In the early 1990s, Greenpeace joined fellow environmental groups, the region’s First Nations and the public to protect the intact old-growth rainforests of Clayoquot Sound from logging. However, despite increased protection, many of these ecologically intact areas remain unprotected and are still vulnerable to logging today.
How is the Boreal Agreement delivering on its promises ?
The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement, of which Greenpeace is a signatory along with eight other environmental organizations and 22 logging companies, has recently released...
Greenpeace's 'Tiger's Eye Tour' launched to bear witness to the real condition of Indonesia's forests. © Ulet Ifansasti / Greenpeace
We have been warned that we may have to move out of our office in...
A few days ago we revealed that Asia Pulp and Paper, the world’s most notorious rainforest destroyer, has lost more customers , with lots of big clients walking away because APP keeps on using Indonesian rainforest fibre in its...
3 November 2011 (Toronto) – Greenpeace revealed today that another group of global customers of Canadian pulp mill owner and major paper manufacturer Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) have cancelled contracts with the company. Among the latest companies...
With much pomp, and many pats on the back, notorious rainforest destroyer Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) announced last week that it has “rescued” a Sumatran tiger in the Indonesian province of Riau.
Kind of like Clover Leaf “rescues”...
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