Great news - the provincial government of British Columbia in Canada has announced the protection of 2 million hectares of ancient forest, and strict ecological management for the rest. A massive 33 per cent of the rainforest will be permanently protected, an area twice the size of America's Yellowstone National Park. By 2009, the remainder will only be open to loggers who maintain a strict ecosystem-based management system, making exploitation of the forest's natural resources totally sustainable.

Phew.

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