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(AFA) is a British Columbian organization working to protect the endangered old-growth forests of BC and to ensure sustainable forestry jobs in the province. It was founded in January of 2010 and is run by BC environmental activists Ken Wu, TJ Watt, Joan Varley, and Hannah Carpendale. more ...


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Save the Walbran Tour Victoria

Save the Walbran Tour Victoria
May 27, 2016

Have fun while supporting the protection of the endangered Walbran Valley this Friday, May 27th at the White Eagle Hall in James Bay as part of the Save the Walbran Tour! There will be great local musicians as well as information booths to learn more about how you can help out! Tickets $20 at Lyle's Place. The tour is being hosted by local organizers in conjunction with several non-profits and community initiatives.  For more info see:. https://www.facebook.com/events/1102443283130908/

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Photo Gallery: Avatar Grove Boardwalk 2016 - New Entrance to Lower Grove

Photo Gallery: Avatar Grove Boardwalk 2016 - New Entrance to Lower Grove
Ancient Forest Alliance, May 25, 2016

Over the May long weekend, a group of core boardwalk volunteers got together to complete a beautiful new entrance to the Lower Avatar Grove. This included a 10ft wide viewing platform with an incredible view overlooking the old-growth forest as well as a safe and long-lasting set of stairs leading off the road. Support the Ancient Forest Alliance boardwalk as we close in on the home stretch this summer!

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Media Release: The WestShore Chamber of Commerce Supports Port Renfrew’s Call for the Protection of the Central Walbran Valley's Old-Growth Forest

Media Release: The WestShore Chamber of Commerce Supports Port Renfrew’s Call for the Protection of the Central Walbran Valley's Old-Growth Forest
Ancient Forest Alliance, May 19, 2016

Conservationists are delighted that the WestShore Chamber of Commerce, representing almost 400 businesses in the western suburbs of Victoria has issued a letter in support of the Port Renfrew Chamber of Commerce’s request to the province of British Columbia that it protect the Central Walbran Valley from old-growth logging.

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Last stand for Europe's remaining ancient forest as loggers prepare to move in

Last stand for Europe's remaining ancient forest as loggers prepare to move in
The Guardian - Arthur Neslen, May 18, 2016

Europe's last major old-growth forest, the famous Bialowieza old-growth forest in eastern Poland, home to the European bison, is imminently threatened with commercial logging.

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Thank You to our Supporters for April's Benefit Events!

Thank You to our Supporters for April's Benefit Events!
Ancient Forest Alliance, May 18, 2016

THANK YOU for the many events organized for Earth Day and throughout April that supported the AFA in raising funds and awareness! Thanks to ROOT Victoria organized by Frances Lindner, Creatively United for the Planet organized by Frances Litman, Love the Earth with Sitka, Earth Day with Patagonia Vancouver, Vancouver Earth Day Parade & Celebration organized by Youth for Climate Justice Now, and All Beings Confluence hosted by Clare Attwell at Cadboro Bay United Church and co-founder Martha Cole. We are also incredibly grateful for the Vancouver screening of Hadwin's Judgement, an amazing documentary based on the book The Golden Spruce by John Vaillant, organized as a benefit for the AFA and attended by 400 people! Huge thanks to Ariane Tisseur who organized this momentous event, Elizabeth Yake (producer) and Doug Chapman (lead actor) for supporting the event and attending as special guests, Angelina Thielmann for emceeing, the Rio Theatre, the raffle donors, and all who attended.

We are so grateful to all the passionate, dedicated organizers who are working to amplify efforts to protect BC's endangered ancient forests!

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WestShore Chamber of Commerce joins call for protection of Central Walbran Valley

WestShore Chamber of Commerce joins call for protection of Central Walbran Valley
Ancient Forest Alliance, May 12, 2016

Great News! The WestShore Chamber of Commerce representing almost 400 businesses in the western communites of Victoria in Langford, Colwood, Metchosin, View Royal, and Highlands, has joined the Port Renfrew and Sooke Chambers of Commerce calling on the provincial government to protect the old-growth forests of the endangered Central Walbran Valley for tourism. See their letter here: http://westshore.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Signed-statement-re-Walbran-Valley.pdf

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'Tree Huggers' Documentary

'Tree Huggers' Documentary
Ancient Forest Alliance, May 12, 2016

Here's a new documentary by Capilano College film student Jordie Yeager, with the help of her fellow students, on the battle for Vancouver Island's old-growth forests, with a focus on the endangered Central Walbran Valley! See here: https://vimeo.com/164476946

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A crisis in Island's old-growth forests

A crisis in Island's old-growth forests
Saanich News - Andrew Weaver, May 3, 2016

Here's a letter from Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA and Green leader Andrew Weaver about the need for the province to support a science-based plan to protect the endangered old-growth forests of BC.

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AFA's Ken Wu Awarded for Old-Growth Activism!

AFA's Ken Wu Awarded for Old-Growth Activism!
Ancient Forest Alliance, April 29, 2016

On April 28th the Vancouver Natural History Society (Nature Vancouver) awarded the Ancient Forest Alliance's executive director Ken Wu for his years of old-growth forest activism. Past recipients of the Frank Sanford Award for Community Service include the late mountaineer and conservationist John Clarke, journalist Larry Pynn, and outdoor writer Jack Christie. Amazingly, the organization is 98 years old, dating back to 1918! They far predate the modern environmental movement, and many of the members are "ecologist elders" with tremendous knowledge and insight on a vast array of natural history subjects. Board members Daphne Nagorsen and David Cook presented the award to Ken.

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 Hadwin's Judgement Benefit for the AFA - THANK YOU to all who participated!

Hadwin's Judgement Benefit for the AFA - THANK YOU to all who participated!
Ancient Forest Alliance, April 27, 2016

400 people came out last Tuesday night (April 26) in Vancouver to the screening of Hadwin's Judgement, an amazing documentary based on the book The Golden Spruce by John Vaillant, a benefit event for the Ancient Forest Alliance. THANKS to Ariane Tisseur who organized this momentous event, for Elizabeth Yake (producer) and Doug Chapman (main actor) for supporting the event, for Angelina Thielmann for emceeing, to the Rio Theatre, to the raffle sponsors, to all the volunteers, and to the 400 people who came!

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