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From the press release:


Greenpeace Canada has begun a blockade of the freighter Jaeger Arrow from their ship, the Arctic Sunrise, in Quebec's Saguenay River near Chicoutimi. Three Greenpeace activists are hanging from the ship's mooring lines while two other activists block the freighter in a zodiac boat to prevent its departure. "Save the Boreal Forest" has been painted on the hull of the freighter.


The 170-metre long ship is being loaded with pulp manufactured by SFK Pulp. The pulp is destined for processing at paper giant Stora Enso's paper mills in Germany and France. Stora Enso manufactures paper for many of Europe's major publishing houses.

"This blockade is a peaceful protest against destructive logging of the Boreal Forest and those companies who purchase unsustainable forest products," said Melissa Filion, a Greenpeace Canada forest campaigner onboard the Arctic Sunrise.


You can follow the story on the Greenpeace Canada website.

*May 2010 saw the launch of a historic accord, the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement, which brings together 9 environmental groups, including Greenpeace and 21 of the largest logging companies in Canada.  The agreement is the first step towards conservation planning for 70 million hectares of Boreal wilderness. It marks the suspension of boycott campaigns directed at AbitibiBowater, Kruger and other members of the Forest Products Association of Canada.