200 yr old trees destroyed

While the Amazon burns, massive logging corporations are destroying the last of BC’s majestic old growth forests.

It’s time to put an end to the destruction -- call on BC to stop unrestricted old growth logging now!

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Multi-billion dollar logging corporations like Canfor are cashing in on irreplaceable old growth forests in BC.

These majestic forests are home to some of the largest trees of their kind in the world and are critical to mitigating climate chaos. And yet the government has auctioned them off to logging corporations, breaking their own rules on old-growth logging.

Despite an ongoing investigation, the government is still auctioning off these precious forests. But we can still protect these ancient trees, before it’s too late. If enough of us speak out -- the government will have to act and stop old growth logging and stop pandering to rich logging corporations.

Tell BC: Enough is enough. Protect our old-growth forests and... stop the unrestricted logging!

An ongoing investigation showed that a BC governmental agency was breaking the government’s own rules about old growth logging and auctioning off logging blocks that are home to endangered species,

Up to 80% of the original forest has already been logged and the rest are at risk by greedy logging companies who are convincing the province to place these irreplaceable forests on the chopping block.

SumOfUs has been working to stop deforestation the world over. When we found out that millions of acres of rainforest were being chopped down for chocolate plantations over 70,000 SumOfUs members like you pressured Lindt to commit to deforestation-free chocolate -- and it worked. Lindt has committed to no more deforestation in its supply chain by 2025.

Old-growth forests usually help reduce the impacts of climate change, but because of extreme logging practices, BC forests have gone from carbon sinks to carbon emitters. Part of the solution is protecting old-growth forests now and make BC’s forest part of the climate solution again.

Together, I know that we can get BC to put forests before profits and protect what’s left of our old-growth forests.

Call on BC to protect old growth forests and stop unrestricted logging now

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Thanks for all that you do,
Angus, Amelia, Luca and the team at SumOfUs


More information:

‘Indicative of a truly corrupt system’: government investigation reveals BC Timber Sales violating old-growth logging rules. The Narwhal. 7 October 2019.
B.C. forests contribute 'hidden' carbon emissions that dwarf official numbers, report says.CBC. 28 January 2019.


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