Together with representatives from Vancouver Island tourism businesses and local government, Sierra Club BC and Rainforest Rescue today delivered more than 185,000 names of concerned people around the world calling on the B.C. government to save B.C.’s last endangered ancient coastal temperate rainforest from clearcutting.
If you know what’s happening to Vancouver Island's ancient old-growth rainforests and you want to do more than send a letter, this blog is for you.
While many of BC’s trees are going up in flames, the most resilient provincial forests that are less prone to fire – intact old-growth rainforests – continue to be clearcut in most parts of the province.
While many of BC’s trees are going up in flames, the most resilient provincial forests that are less prone to fire – intact old-growth rainforests – continue to be clearcut in most parts of the province. On the twenty-fifth anniversary of the historic Clayoquot Sound mass arrest, a new Sierra Club BC map and data show more than thirty per cent of Vancouver Island’s remaining productive old-growth rainforest in 1993 was destroyed in just the last twenty-five years.
Sierra Club BC is calling on the BC government to listen to the 223 international scientists who sent a letter to the province this week asking for urgent action to protect BC’s remaining coastal and inland temperate rainforest.
Sierra Club BC said today that the BC government should listen to the 221 international scientists who released a letter to the province regarding the management of BC's forests. The letter highlights the need for urgent and immediate action to protect the globally unique ecological values of BC’s remaining primary and intact coastal and inland temperate rainforest.