Preserve Our Forests

Logging in Canada’s boreal forest is causing irreparable harm

Damage from logging is not offset by planting new trees

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Sunlight streaming through trees in the boreal forest.
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As reported by the New York Times, a new study shows that logging in Canada’s boreal forest is causing severe damage to the forest, harming wildlife and compromising the forest’s ability to absorb and store carbon, which is critical for fighting climate change. The study demonstrates that re-planting trees to replace those that are logged is not actually working to restore the forest ecosystem.

Environment America has been calling on American companies such as Procter & Gamble, maker of Charmin and Bounty to stop sourcing their pulp from intact areas in the boreal forest.

 

 

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