The Great Canadian Temperate Rainforest Sell-Out
With the aid of greenwashing by the large mainstream and even "radical" environmental groups, 2/3 of Canada's ancient temperate rainforests are to be heavily industrially logged in return for vague protections in 1/3 of this planetary ecosystem treasure trove. Ecological Internet's network has campaigned against this deal in the past. There are no assurances these protection levels are adequate for regional ecosystem sustainability, that the logging can be done in a manner that maintains the full range of species, or that later the protected forests will not come under logging pressures.
This new compromise collaborationism with industrial logging by the likes of Greenpeace and the Rainforest Action Network in general is a damn shame. Shockingly, these sorts of ancient forest giveaways are being heralded as models for future agreements in Canada's boreal forests and the Amazon by these "ancient forest protectors" as well as Forest Unethics, the Sierra Chumps and of course WWF - the biggest panderer for "environmentally sustainable" industrial logging of ancient forests.
This feel good do nothing conservation ethic threatens the Earth's sustainability. The ecological wholeness of large ancient old growth forests are irreparably destroyed by commercial logging. Ecological Internet will not rest until certified industrial logging of ancient forests - much less this deal's promises of logging as "ecosystem
management" - is shown to be the ecological fraud it is. We will soon be further pursuing a campaign in this regard - aggressively targeting environmental organizations and foundations that participate in this obscene abuse of the public's and their member's trust.
Ancient forest logging will be ended, and those gorging themselves upon the foundation's trough shown to be forest conservation charlatans. Shame on those consigning Canada's temperate rainforests to a future as fragmented tree farms.