one for nature…

A promising note amongst the bad news out there – British Columbia announced tuesday that the government has agreed to protect 2.1 million hectares of costal temperate rainforest – an area called the Great Bear Rainforest (virtual activism anyone?). While only part (1/3) of the area is protected from logging, stipulations have been made that the rest of it must be logged using more sustainable practices (although the area is still open for mining). NGOs have been pressuring the government for years regarding protection of the BC rainforest through various forms of activism, both through their scientific advising and public demonstrations. NGOs note that their scientific reccomendations were not completely adhered to, and that further steps will need to be taken.

2 Responses to “one for nature…”

  1. sieber says:

    Nice article in NYTimes on the Great Bear Rain Forest.