Disturbing finding about destruction of old-growth rainforest in B.C.

Watch this Global News piece featuring Sierra Club BC’s Jens Wieting about BC’s global responsibility to protect endangered old-growth forests and the need for urgent action by the NDP government.

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Conservationists call for halt on old-growth logging in Nahmint Valley near Port Alberni

Watch this Global News piece about the logging of magnificent ancient forests in the Nahmint Valley near Port Alberni, featuring AFA Campaigner Andrea Inness.

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Ancient Forest Alliance campaigner Andrea Inness walks beside an enormous

Eco-group files complaint over old-growth cuts

Times Colonist article about the complaint the AFA filed about the Nahmint Valley, which led to investigations by both the Ministry of Forests and the Forest Practices Board into potential non-compliance by BC Timber Sales.

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Old-growth logging threatens culture, says Nuu-chah-nulth tribal council

Check out this CBC article about the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council’s recent statement, calling on the NDP provincial government to protect B.C.’s remaining ancient forests for both cultural and environmental reasons. Nuu-chah-nulth territory on the west coast of Vancouver Island is home to some of the province’s largest remaining old-growth trees. But tribal council president Judith Sayers says the province needs to stop — or at least slow down — the rate at which they are disappearing.

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Fighting to protect B.C.’s ancient forests

Check it out! The AFA’s TJ Watt and former Executive Director Ken Wu were featured on CBC’s “The National” showcasing an endangered ancient forest and recent old-growth clearcutting near Hadikin Lake on Vancouver Island.

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International call for action to save B.C.’s old-growth rainforests

On Oct 25th, we joined Sierra Club BC, local government, and tourism industry representatives outside the BC legislature to deliver the names of more than 185,000 concerned people from around the world to the BC government, all calling on the NDP to save BC’s last endangered ancient rainforests. The international call for protection of BC’s old-growth forests is echoed by tens of thousands of British Columbia residents who have already signed petitions launched by the AFA, Sierra Club BC, Wilderness Committee Conservation North, and other groups.

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Jane Morden of the Port Alberni Watershed Forest Alliance photographs giant Douglas-fir trees in the Cameron Valley near Port Alberni.

B.C. moves to protect forests ‘jam-packed’ with species at risk

The Ancient Forest Alliance gives commendation and thanks to the BC NDP for protecting 1,000 hectares of critically endangered Coastal Douglas fir forests. It’s an important step toward conserving more of BC’s endangered forests found both on private and public lands.

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Clayoquot Sound protesters at a blockade in 1993.

It’s not safe forever: Clayoquot Sound logging protesters reflect on 25 years

CHEK TV has done a news piece about the 25-year anniversary of the launch of the Clayoquot Sound mass blockades, where 12,000 people took part in protests near Tofino in Nuu-chah-nulth territory starting on July 5, 1993. The story includes comments by former Friends of Clayoquot Sound campaign organizer Valerie Langer and Ancient Forest Alliance executive director Ken Wu, along with footage of recent, destructive old-growth logging in the Nahmint Valley.

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