What we aren’t told about forest degradation and how to fix it

By David Suzuki
The Boundary Sentinel
January 24, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Canada is regarded as a country of spectacular nature, with magnificent forests. …Listening to government, you could be forgiven for thinking that our forest management practices are beyond reproach. They aren’t. New research confirms what some have known for decades: industrial logging isn’t ecologically sustainable. … A study from Griffith University in Australia [funded by the Natural Resources Defense Council] … found, “The Canadian Government claims that its forests have been managed according to the principles of sustainable forest management for many years, yet this notion of sustainability is tied mainly to maximizing wood production and ensuring the regeneration of commercially desirable tree species following logging.” …In response to the glaring omissions and gaps in the annual “State of Canada’s Forests” report, a coalition of national and regional conservation organizations, including the David Suzuki Foundation, responded with, “The State of the Forest in Canada: Seeing Through the Spin.” 

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