Protect the largest forest in the world: the Boreal Forest

The Boreal Forest of Canada is the largest intact forest in the world with over 175 million acres and trees that have been growing for 300 years! A year ago, the leaders of the forest companies, the Forest Products Association of Canada, and nine environmental organizations signed the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA), the largest conservation initiative in history. Unfortunately, nothing has been done so far to guarantee permanent protection to the forest and the species that live in it such as the endangered caribou. The image below is a part of the Boreal Forest, but we can at least help prevent that from happening to the entire forest. One of the environmental organizations that signed the CBFA, ForestEthics, has created a petition that you can sign asking all those who signed on a year ago to start making changes and fulfill their promises. Click here or the image above to add your voice to the petition. Thank you!

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Belly B
19 May 2011 - 5:53 pm

Out of all the environmental blogs out there, yours is definitely my favourite. You’ve actually convinced me to think twice now!

<3 Belly B

19 May 2011 - 6:02 pm

Belly B – Thank you! That means so much and I really appreciate that you took the time to tell me and that you feel that way!

Brandi {not your average ordinary}
19 May 2011 - 10:46 pm

Eva, I don’t know where I should start with my comment. It’s time people valued our natural lands over economic profits. I don’t think we realize yet how vital places like this forest are going to be as the world begins to change.

Liz Longacre
20 May 2011 - 5:13 am

Ahh Eva that visual is so sad, and so effective. Conceptually it reminds me of beauty and the beast. We keep destroying our beautiful planet and for what. Thanks for spreading the word on this!

20 May 2011 - 5:16 pm

Brandi – You’re so right and I love that you feel this way! If only we all did, right? People see trees as a renewable resource, but they can’t grow fast enough compared to the demand and how quickly they are cut down. Besides, these ancient trees should be safe from furniture, paper, etc!

Liz – Thank you for checking out FLC & leaving a comment, and on such an important post! This is the least I can do and I’m just thankful that there are others, like you!, who feel the same way and want to help. Images like the last one make me so sad as well… I wish more people saw trees as living and a necessity of life (to be standing, as a forest, cleaning our air and keeping this world beautiful).

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14 October 2011 - 3:16 am

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