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Hunting Bears In The Great Bear Rainforest Remains Legal

The ECOreport reposts a report that though the park is now protected,  hunting bears in the Great Bear Rainforest remains legal

Originally Published by the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

The agreement between government, industry, First Nations and environmental groups to protect much of the Great Bear Rainforest should be celebrated. The deal makes almost 85 per cent of the forested land base in this massive region on B.C.’s coast off limits to logging. Forestry in the remaining 15 per cent will follow “lighter-touch” practices, called “ecosystem-based management”. Most importantly, First Nations will have greater decision-making authority over industrial development on their lands. However, while the agreement helps protect grizzly bear and other wildlife habitat, it doesn’t protect the bears themselves, contrary to B.C. Premier Christy Clark’s claims at a news conference. Hunting bears in the Great Bear Rainforest remains legal.
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Heartwood: Forest Guardians of Cortes Island

Heartwood: Forest Guardians of Cortes Island is Daniel J Pearce’s  feature-length and transmedia documentary that chronicles the efforts of a tenacious island community and their allies from up and down the west coast, as they attempt to confront some of the biggest logging companies in BC, in order to protect what remains of these endangered ancient forests and cultivate a more compassionate and holistic forest paradigm. It is  a Ramshackle Films production, due for release in 2017.

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Out of the woods

A UBC expert sheds light on the rapidly changing face of forestry—and how the local B.C. industry can capitalize on the emerging bioeconomy

From UBC News

With shrinking demand for newsprint and a declining Asian market on the horizon, B.C.’s forestry sector must innovate. UBC Forestry professor David Cohen explains why the bioeconomy is the key to future prosperity.

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