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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2008, 06:38:57 PM »

Canada's rainforests are at risk. It's time to protect them.

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In February of 2006, the Government of British Columbia announced a series of new protected areas in British Columbia’s magnificent coastal rainforests--an area known as the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii. The announcement also included promises to change logging practices and planning.

While negotiations to protect the area were underway, the David Suzuki Foundation studied all planned logging to determine if practices improved, whether land-use negotiations incorporated ecosystem-based management (EBM) principles, and if proposed protected areas safeguard remaining old growth forests, wildlife habitat and endangered species.

This website provides many supportive features.  You can read our Report Findings and download our  2005 Final Report. Or you can use the interactive map on the right-hand bar to view photos and statistics on logging sites to see for yourself what has happened in Canada’s temperate rainforests.

The protection of parts of the Great Bear Rainforest is a first step, but much remains to be done to ensure that this rare and endangered ecosystem is a world treasure of biodiversity for generations to come.


Source: http://www.canadianrainforests.org/
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2008, 06:38:57 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2008, 06:41:51 PM »

Greenpeace informs international customers about clearcutting practices in Canada.


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Greenpeace backgrounder for international offices. The report by the David Suzuki Foundation, ForestWatch and Raincoast Conservation Society, entitled "Clearcutting Canada's Rainforest", shows destructive clearcut logging continues in the Great Bear Rainforest.

The analysis and field work leading to the report were initiated by the three groups to review the progress of B.C. coastal logging companies in implementing changes to forestry practices, as agreed in the April 4, 2001 Great Bear Rainforest Agreement. The findings indicate progress is alarmingly slow. The historic and unprecedented Agreement between companies, environmental groups, First Nations, stakeholders and the provincial government included commitments to increased protection of ancient forests, moratoria on industrial activity in valleys of ecological significance and fundamental changes to industrial logging practices.

Interim protection on 20 pristine rainforest valleys was enacted, but expires in June of 2003. Companies have abided by the moratoria, and the provincial and First Nation land use planning processes, which will determine the final status of these valleys, are ongoing. But as the report's researchers discovered, progress in implementing major changes to logging practices is virtually non-existent.

The report found: - 72 percent of the logging completed or planned between April 4, 2001 (date of the Agreement) and Jan 15, 2002 used clearcutting as the standard logging practice. - 227 logging plans for individual sites were reviewed. In the vast majority, fully 80% of the trees on site were removed during logging operations. B.C. companies increasingly claim they are no longer "clearcutting", while removing 80% of the trees from a given site. - Trees left standing in logging sites are too few to sustain old-growth dependent species and these meager patches cannot be defined as old-growth "habitat". - Logging continues to the banks of small fish-bearing streams, some of which are critical habitat for Pacific salmon. - Only four per cent of small fish streams flowing in logging sites analyzed were left with protective stream-side buffers. In nearby Washington State, loggers on U.S. Federal Lands are required to leave a 90 metre no-logging reserve zone on each side of a fish-bearing stream. British Columbia regulations allow zero protection of small fish streams.

On April 4, 2001, B.C. coastal logging companies committed to transform standard industrial logging practices and adopt an Ecosystem-Based Management approach. The land use planning processes, the independent science and economic teams and stakeholders are still struggling to fully define a mutually accepted standard for "Ecosystem-Based Management". Nonetheless, while this work continues, it is clear that the most egregious practices, such as large scale clearcutting or the eradication of wild salmon habitat, will not fit into any acceptable interpretation of Ecosystem-Based logging.

Greenpeace and other environmental groups involved in the planning process understood the logging companies would begin voluntarily improving practices once the moratorium was in place and market campaign activities were suspended as part of the 2001 agreement.

As this new report demonstrates, improvements to practices are virtually non-existent. Destructive clearcutting of the Great Bear Rainforest continues outside the agreed moratoria areas.

To arrange interviews with Greenpeace forest campaigners Catherine Stewart or Tamara Stark, please contact Natalie Southworth at 1- 604 253-7701 ext. 29, by cel phone at: 604-551-3206 or at natalie.southworth@yvr.greenpeace.org. To arrange interviews with authors of the report, please contact Jean Kavanagh at 1-604-721-9332.


Source: http://www.savethegreatbear.org/mediacentre/media/news_item.2005-01-05.1525332653/
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2008, 06:41:51 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2009, 04:46:22 AM »

Kampagne Rauchzeichen: Tabakanbau in Afrika
Jährlich werden im Miombogebiet in Zentralafrika 200.000 Hektar Naturwald für den Tabakanbau abgeholzt. Die Waldzerstörung bedroht die Ernährungssicherheit von über 100 Millionen Menschen. Die von den Tabakmultis abhängigen Bauern sind durch den Pestizideinsatz großen Gesundheitsrisiken ausgesetzt. Viele sind bei den Tabakhändlern verschuldet

http://www.blue21.de/rauchzeichen.php

http://www.unfairtobacco.org/
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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2009, 09:51:06 PM »


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Europäische Lederindustrie profitiert von Urwaldzerstörung

Adidas, Reebok, Nike, Clarks, Geox und Timberland profitieren von günstigem Leder aus brasilianischen Regionen, in denen für die Rinderzucht der Urwald zerstört wird. Das ist das Ergebnis eines Reports, den Greenpeace zum heutigen Beginn der Bonner UN-Klimaverhandlungen veröffentlicht. Rund 80 Prozent der abgeholzten Urwaldfläche wird im Amazonasgebiet als Weideland für die Rinderzucht verwendet. Während das Rindfleisch überwiegend in Südamerika konsumiert wird, wird das Leder nach China, Italien und Vietnam exportiert. Dort lassen die Schuhfirmen auch für den europäischen Markt produzieren. [...]
Quelle & weiter: http://www.greenpeace.de/themen/waelder/presseerklaerungen/artikel/greenpeace_report_europaeische_lederindustrie_profitiert_von_urwaldzerstoerung/
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« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2009, 10:22:53 PM »

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Das schmutzige Geschäft der Palmöl-Mafia

Vor Kurzem segnete das Parlament ein Freihandelsabkommen mit Kolumbien ab. Ein Dok-Film zeigt jetzt, wie ein Schweizer Missionar dort gegen den täglichen Terror kämpft.
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Ein Dok-Film («Der Palmölkrieg - Energiepflanzen vertreiben Kolumbiens Kleinbauern»} den das Schweizer Fernsehen heute Abend um 22.50 Uhr ausstrahlt, beweist das Gegenteil. Der Genfer Filmemacher Frank Garbely ist dafür mit dem Schweizer Pater Josef Schönenberger in den Urwald Kolumbiens gereist. Schönenberger versucht dort mit anderen Missionaren seit Jahren, Bauern vor der Palmöl-Mafia zu schützen. «Es ist eine Tragödie, welche sich da im Regenwald Kolumbiens abspielt», sagt Frank Garbely. «Mit dem Film will ich die Hintergründe aufzeigen.»

Pater Schönenberger stammt aus dem Toggenburg. Kolumbien ist seine zweite Heimat geworden. Zwanzig Jahre lang war er im Süden des Landes tätig, seit 2006 steht er in der Provinz Chocó im Einsatz. Dort wohnt er als lebendes Schutzschild in Dörfern, die von Paramilitärs oder der Guerilla bedroht werden. «Ich begleite immer wieder Gemeinschaften zurück in ihre Dörfer und wohne dann eine gewisse Zeit mit ihnen», erzählt der Missionar. Oder er besuche Dörfer um zu sehen, ob es Menschenrechtsverletzungen gebe. [...]
Quelle & weiter: http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/amerika/Das-schmutzige-Geschaeft-der-PalmoelMafia/story/23546595
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