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Posted March 9, 2011

Al Jazeera Reports on Ancient Forest Alliance’s Campaign to Save Old-Growth Forests and the Avatar Grove

Please forward FAR and WIDE!

Ancient Forest Alliance Alert, March 9, 2011

 

Here is the news clip from Al Jazeera, one of the largest TV news networks on Earth that reaches 220 million homes in over 100 countries, who have just featured the Ancient Forest Alliance’s campaign to protect British Columbia’s endangered old-growth forests and the Avatar Grove on Vancouver Island.

Direct link to news clip on Al Jazeera website (and FORWARD to friends and SHARE on Facebook) at:

http://english.aljazeera.net/video/americas/2011/03/201136225519703638.html

 

Or on Youtube at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azIKMhsDMoo

 

See the long version on Youtube  at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1ZNSo0-prI

 

Please Help Us!

 

SIGN and CIRCULATE our PETITION (ie. FORWARD to email contacts and SHARE on FACEBOOK, and POST on blogs...).

http://www.ancientforestpetition.com 

 

WRITE a LETTER -  Do letters help? YES!!!!!

 

Letters are ways for politicians - who are elected or tossed out by voters, and who are also concerned about the province’s international reputation – to track how popular or unpopular their policies are. Each letter you write represents HUNDREDS of people who feel a similar way but didn’t take time to write! College Grants For Graduate Students

 

Please WRITE to BC’s politicians to let them know that you want them to:

 

-          Protect the Avatar Grove near Port Renfrew.

-          Commit to a Provincial Old-Growth Strategy to ban and quickly phase-out old-growth logging in regions where they are now scarce (Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland, southern Interior, etc.)

-          Ensure a transition to sustainable logging of second-growth forests, which now constitute the vast majority of the forested lands in southern BC.

-          Ban raw log exports to foreign mills and provide incentives for a value-added, second-growth wood manufacturing industry.

 

Write to:

 

BC’s new Premier Christy Clark at premier@gov.bc.ca

 

Forests Minister Pat Bell at pat.bell.mla@leg.bc.ca

 

NDP leadership candidates:

John Horgan: info@horganforbc.caMike Farnworth: info@mikefarnworth.ca

Adrian Dix: info@adriandixforbc.ca

Nicholas Simons: nicholas@nicholassimons2011.ca

Dana Larsen: info@votedana.ca

 

ALSO if you live in BC, look up and write your own BC MLA, who you can find by entering your postal code in the “MLA look-up tool” here: http://www.leg.bc.ca/mla/3-1-1.htm

 

*** BE SURE to include your HOME MAILING ADDRESS so they know you are a real person!!

And stay tuned for more calls to action – rallies, slideshows, hikes, and various events...

 

Some more info:

See a spectacular video clip (and please forward and share) about the Avatar Grove at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_uPkAWsvVw

 

75% of Vancouver Island’s ancient forests have already been logged, including 90% of the largest trees that grow in the valley bottoms, according to satellite photos. See “before” and “after” maps at: http://www.ancientforestalliance.org/old-growth-maps.php

 

Old-growth forests are important for sustaining endangered species, tourism, the climate, clean water, and many First Nations cultures.  See SPECTACULAR photos of Canada’s largest trees and stumps at:

http://www.ancientforestalliance.org/galleries.php

 

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DONATE at:  https://www.ancientforestalliance.org/donations.php

 

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Email: info@ancientforestalliance.org

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