Great Bear Rainforest - A forest solution in the making

The Great Bear Rainforest is a lush coastal wilderness where the salmon teem and spirit bears roam free. Until recently, this picture-perfect setting was under threat from industrial logging.
Explore the story of how almost certain destruction was turned into forest protection.

After waves of local and international protests, discussions were held by the Government of British Columbia (BC), representatives of indigenous First Nations groups, environmental organisations and forestry industry leading to landmark decisions in 2006 and 2009. A series of conservation agreements committed to protecting 70% of the natural levels of old-growth forests, as well as logging controls, recognition of the rights of First Nation inhabitants and measures to improve community well-being.

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'Mountains and Rooftops' Day of Action

Slideshow | 10 September, 2014

Mountains and Rooftops

Video | 9 September, 2014 at 11:45

Three quarters of the world's population want governments to declare an Arctic Sanctuary in the icy international waters surrounding the North Pole.

Green Gadgets: Designing the Future

Slideshow | 3 September, 2014

Month In Pictures - August

Slideshow | 31 August, 2014

PFCs: The Story of a Toxic Little Monster

Video | 27 August, 2014 at 15:00

You might not realise it but our planet is swarming with chemical monsters, from your washing machine to the North Pole. Toxic Little Monsters, like PFCs, are still being used by big companies to make all sorts of products, despite the fact...

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