Greenpeace calls for a halt on logging in five key areas in the Boreal Forest

by Cassady Sharp

January 22, 2013

Wide aerial view above fog on Lake Baikal surrounded by wooded mountains. Zabajkalski National Park. Luftaufnahme ueber Nebel am Baikalsee, umgeben von bewaldeten Bergen. Zabajkalski National Park.

© Markus Mauthe / Greenpeace

Today, Greenpeace draws the line in the sand with the release of the Boreal Alarm, a report identifying five endangered Boreal forest areas that require immediate conservation planning and protection. Greenpeace is calling for the immediate suspension of logging in these forests of Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba and is advising wood products customers to check their supply chain to ensure they are not sourcing from these forests. These Endangered Forest Areas are critical for maintaining healthy woodland caribou and biodiversity and are at immediate risk of destruction, says Catharine Grant, Greenpeace Canada forest campaigner. Without an effective vehicle for Boreal forest protection, these areas are open to logging with little or no protection yet are of significant social and cultural value. To accompany the report,Greenpeace has upgraded and updated its Boreal webpage with a new section allowing you to learn more about each of the Endangered Forests and actions you can take to help protect them. [caption id="attachment_14828" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Woodland caribou"][/caption] In the report entitled Boreal Alarm: A wake up call for action in Canadas Endangered Forests, five Endangered Forest Areas are identified as ecologically significant along with the logging and management companies and mills operating within them.Resolute Forest Products, a company recently exposed for logging in critical caribou habitat, is active in three of the five zones, including the Montagnes Blanches and Trout Lake-Caribou Forests.Ask Resolute CEO Richard Garneau to stop logging immediately in endangered forest areas and important caribou habitat.

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