Great Bear Rain Forest

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  • Topic: British Columbia, Temperate rainforest, Rainforests
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The Great Bear Rain Forest consists of 64, 000 square kilometres of pure nature, in the coast of British Columbia. It is one of the rarest forest ecosystems on the plants, where trees grow to be over 1000 years old and partakes in being a home to a healthy population of grizzly bears and black bears rare white “Spirit” bears and wild salmon. In the Great Bear Rainforest the towering trees, fjords, islands, mountain slopes and estuaries support a rich diversity of plants and wildlife. Bears, wolves, mountain goats, Sitka deer, salmon and six million migratory birds are found here. Stretching up the coast of British Columbia to Alaska, Canada's Great Bear Rainforest is a stunning wilderness; it's the kind of place that takes your breath away. (http://forestethics.org/great-bear-rainforest)

Environmentalists first created the Greenpeace way named the 5 major organizations doing 80% of the damage to the Rainforest. The first campaign began in 1997 and followed for 10 years. Thousands of protestors and companies from all over of the world added pressure with emails, some stood on blockades and some voted against destruction with their wallets. All putting their lives at stake for being beaten, sued or arrested. Over time, the campaign to save the Great Bear Forest, which saw environmental organisations from around the world working together, turned into a mass movement that kept gaining momentum and media attention. Green peace protesting members blocked logging operations; they closed roads, and prevented workers from entering the forest and leaving with logs. In 1995 environmental organizations began drawing the attention of forest products customers in the UK, Germany and the United States to logging in the Great Bear Rainforest. Two years later Greenpeace started up an international market campaign putting intense pressure on customers to stop or decrease their buying from companies logging from growth temperate rainforests. In Germany, where the...
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