Canada cuts down on logging
Logging suspension will be used to create endangered-species protection
Canadian forestry companies and environmental organizations recently reached a landmark deal with one another in an effort to preserve endangered species, according to The Associated Press.
In mid-May, the Forest Products Association of Canada—an agency that acts on behalf of Canada’s major pulp and paper companies—agreed to immediately halt logging in 75 million acres of boreal forest for three years in an area where wildlife and habitat are endangered. During the three-year period, a plan will be developed to preserve the region’s 36,000 woodland caribou.
In exchange for the forest-products company’s compliance, environmental groups have promised to postpone “Do Not Buy” anti-logging campaigns that target products made from boreal forest trees.