5.4 million acres of inland temperate rainforest in British Columbia have been saved from logging, mining, and road building. Kudos to ForestEthics for helping to lead this 10-year campaign, and to the British Colombia government for ultimately seeing the forest for the trees and stepping up its greenness.
To high five the British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell for his commitment, and subtly encourage him to keep it, you can send a thank you message.
The mountain caribou are smiling today. These majestic mammals are critically endangered and only 1,900 remain. With this announcement, 95% of the caribou’s favorite habitat will be protected, giving this species new hope for survival.
Cool factoids: Mountain caribou are the only members of the deer family in which both males and females have antlers. Also, caribou and reindeer are technically the same species (Rangifer trarandus).
As we continue protect the world’s remaining wild places, the planet will continue to protect us. The forests are estimated to provide trillions of dollars of natural services to humanity each year including clean water filtration, rain clouds, clean air filtration, and carbon storage which mitigates global warming.
Back to forests, it was just reported that Sears
is printing 425 million catalogs per year using trees from the endangered old-growth
Boreal Forest in Canada. The Boreal Forest is among the largest intact forest ecosystems left on earth . The debauchery includes the iconic Sears
Catalog and Lands End. This is so
old-school. Let’s encourage Sears to go green and embrace recycled paper. See www.catalogcutdown.com for all the details.