A new Sierra Club BC review showed that logging of remaining old-growth rainforest on public and private lands on Vancouver Island jumped to 10,700 hectares in 2016. This number is more than 10 per cent higher than the annual average in the 10-year period 2005–2015 and equivalent to more than 26 Stanley Parks.
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A coalition of BC environmentalists, unions, and business representatives is calling on the new BC government to take action to protect the province’s endangered old-growth forests and ensure a sustainable, value-added, second-growth forest industry.
It’s summer, and that means a lot of travel for families and communities. Have you considered buying carbon credits to offset some of your emissions? As an alternative, consider supporting Sierra Club BC’s work toward lasting protection of Vancouver Island’s carbon-rich endangered old-growth rainforest.
Most of us have heard about how rainforests are in trouble and the rapid rate at which we are losing these spectacular ecosystems, along with the incredible diversity of species that depend on them. Close to home, very few know that the remaining old-growth forest on Vancouver Island is disappearing faster than natural tropical rainforests.
Destruction of the Island’s original old-growth rainforest is occurring three times faster than primary forest loss in tropical rainforests. The call for action is an initiative of Sierra Club BC.