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The Planet

March 1998, Volume 5, Number 2

Logging Goes Overboard 


  • When logs chopped down in British Columbia, Canada,
    made their way by ship into a New York harbor in January,
    activists from Rainforest Relief and other groups, including
    the Sierra Club, called attention to the high price of the wood.
    Not the dollar cost, but the cost to grizzly bears, wild salmon, wolves
    and other species that inhabit the rainforests.

    This year, Club members plan to launch a campaign on both sides
    of the border, harnessing the power of U.S. consumers to save these
    irreplaceable forests. Canada is home to one-quarter of the world's
    remaining temperate rainforests, which timber companies are clearcutting at an alarming rate.

    For more information, contact Merran Smith in Victoria, B.C. at (250) 386-5255;
    forests@island.net.com.

     


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