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

Published: January 3, 2019
Posted in: News Coverage, Video
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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.

With the election of Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s new pro-development president, resulting in anticipated increases in deforestation of the Amazon rainforest, it is even more important that BC’s temperate rainforests – which store more carbon per hectare than any other forest on Earth – be protected. Yet, the NDP has yet to move on its 2017 election platform commitment to manage old-growth forests sustainably, using the ecosystem-based management approach of the Great Bear Rainforest.

Watch the original Global News piece here.

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