Nigel Jackett (left) and Jaime Hall are hoping to catalogue as many as 400 bird species as they cycle across Canada

’Til the Last Tree duo going the extra mile for B.C.’s old growth forest

On a mission to sight as many bird species as possible in their travels as way to raise money and awareness for The Ancient Forest Alliance, they expect to travel 11,000 kilometres before they’re finished

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You can try out the new online game to help benefit the AFA while having some fun at www.wordraiser.com

Saanich company launches online game that aids ancient forests

A Saanich-based company has set out to revolutionize non-profit fundraising, and they’ve turned to Facebook to do it.

On Sept. 8, Donate2Play Media launched its first social media game, a collaboration with local protectors of old growth forests, the Ancient Forest Alliance

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Kelly Pereira demonstrates Donate2Play

Victoria firm taps into social gaming for fundraising

Determined to remove or at least reduce the cap-in-hand approach to fundraising used by charities and notfor-profit organizations, a new Victoria company is taking the fundraising campaign to social games on Facebook.

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Avatar Grove on the Pacific Marine Circle Route is home to ancient fir

Forest campaigner lauds Avatar Grove protection, criticizes trade-off

Ken Wu welcomed the British Columbia government’s plans to protect a forest grove his Ancient Forest Alliance has campaigned to save, but criticized the government’s intention to open another old growth area to logging.

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Ancient Forest Alliance executive director Ken Wu

Old growth trees cut down in the Caycuse Valley

The old growth forest that was logged was conveniently located in an unprotected tract of old growth, surrounded by the protected Ungulate Wintering Range and an Old Growth Management Area. The Ungulate Wintering Range was designated by the Ministry of Forests to sustain black-tailed deer populations, while the Old Growth Management Area prohibits logging.

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Ancient Forest Alliance executive director Ken Wu

Clearcutting threatens black-tailed deer, activist says

A dwindling black-tailed deer population on the Island is further at risk after clearcutting near Caycuse Valley, according to Ken Wu, president of the Ancient Forest Alliance, who has called on the province to protect more old-growth forests.

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Shaw TV: Avatar Grove & Eco-Tourism in Port Renfrew

The Shaw Daily television program heads out to visit the popular Avatar Grove with the AFA and takes a look at how business owners in Port Renfrew are starting to embrace eco-tourism as a new economic driver.

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Canada’s largest tree

Canada’s biggest tree

Canada’s largest tree, a western redcedar named the “Cheewhat Giant” stands in a remote location near Cheewhat Lake west of Lake Cowichan. The tree is over six meters (20 feet) in trunk diameter, 56 meters (182 feet) in height and 450 cubic meters in timber volume (or 450 regular telephone poles’ worth of wood).

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