Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Boreal Forest Agreement Not Working?

Announced several years back as a game changing industry/NGO partnership, the  Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) lost a key supporter today as conservation group Canopy pulled out of the agreement:

"This collaboration with the logging industry was supposed to be a game-changer for the protection of species and conservation in Canada's threatened Boreal forest," said Nicole Rycroft, Founder and Executive Director of Canopy. "The disappointing reality is that not one hectare of forest has been protected and species and ecosystems are still at risk."

Unfortunately, I am not in a position to judge the wisdom of Canopy's response here.  I've been operating on the assumption that if guys like Terence Corcoran and Peter Foster hated the CBFA, it must have at least a few redeeming qualities.

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