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 rainforest. It stretches along the mainland coast of British Columbia to the Alaska border and covers an area the size of Switzerland. The Great Bear rainforest is home to the rare white Spirit Bear, salmon streams and dozens of First Nations communities. Once wholly threatened with large-scale industrial logging, Greenpeace continues to work to ensure that the 2006 and 2009 Great Bear Rainforest Agreements are implemented for the rainforest's long-term protection.
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.
I just returned from a press conference where 61 First Nations announced a tribal declaration :
“We will not allow the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines, or similar Tar Sands projects, to cross our lands, territories...
An article in the Edmonton Journal last weekend (November 14) reports that woodland caribou are rapidly disappearing from Canada’s national parks. The last of Banff’s caribou died in an avalanche last year, and only a small number...
For the past few years, the best kept secret in Vancouver is that crude oil tanker traffic, once a rarity in Vancouver’s harbour, has increased dramatically with more than one oil tanker a week leaving our narrow harbour.
On Wednesday, Grassy Narrows First Nation issued a statement renewing their call for an end to logging on their traditional territory. Greenpeace has supported Grassy Narrows for many years and worked closely with them and other...
Despite vast opposition from First Nations, environmental activists, and concerned citizens, Enbridge continues its relentless campaign to convince the leaders of BC communities that the proposed Northern Gateway Pipelines, which would...
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