AFA Holiday Booths – Dates & Locations

It’s that time of year again! Drop by an AFA booth in Victoria or Vancouver this holiday season to pick up gifts such as our 2019 calendar featuring beautiful images from AFA Photographer & Campaigner, TJ Watt, as well as our popular greeting cards, stickers, posters, buttons, and adoption certificates (adopt-a-tree or grove)! Victoria: Booth Location: MEC […]

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Year-End Celebration & Fundraiser – THANK YOU!

Thank you so much to everyone who came out and supported the AFA at our Year-End Celebration & Fundraiser on Nov. 29! We were delighted to welcome nearly 100 people throughout the evening, all who brought great energy, socializing, food and silent auction donations to make the night a great success!

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Conservationists applaud old-growth protection resolution signed by Wilderness Tourism Association of BC

Conservationists with the Ancient Forest Alliance are celebrating a recent resolution by the Wilderness Tourism Association of BC (WTABC), representing 2,500 businesses across BC, calling on the BC NDP government to protect the province’s endangered old-growth forests, support First Nations sustainable economic development, and ensure a sustainable, value-added, second-growth forest industry.

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AFA Year-End Celebration & Fundraiser, Thurs Nov. 29

Join the Ancient Forest Alliance on Thursday, November 29, at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad St, near Pandora Ave) from 6pm-9pm to honour our 9th year of operation and the amazing community that has helped us grow to where we are today! The evening will feature a fun and informative presentation from AFA Campaigners Andrea Inness […]

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Thank You to Patagonia Victoria!

Thank you most graciously to Patagonia Victoria for generously donating $500 to the Ancient Forest Alliance! The donation comes from a recent symposium and sale at the University of Victoria which raised awareness about environmental activism, responsible consumerism, and outdoor adventures, and goes above and beyond the Patagonia Victoria/Banff /Calgary of Elements Inc. annual commitment to the 1% […]

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Money trees

AFA’s TJ Watt, Andrea Inness, and Former Executive Director Ken Wu were featured in a CBC news article about old-growth logging in B.C.’s coastal forests. The piece showcases endangered ancient trees and old-growth clearcutting in the Nahmint Valley.

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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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Avatar Grove Photography Installation Featured in New Downtown Vancouver Bookstore

A large-scale photography installation by renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky featuring one of Vancouver Island’s most stunning ancient rainforests, Avatar Grove, will grace the walls of the new Indigo bookstore, opening today on Robson Street in downtown Vancouver. The installation incudes a short description of the importance and status of BC’s endangered old-growth forests and, thanks to the photographer’s support of our work, also mentions the Ancient Forest Alliance!

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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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