2016-02-02. Great Bear Rainforest agreement creates 'a gift to the world'.

posted Feb 7, 2016, 12:09 PM by Alan Gould   [ updated Feb 7, 2016, 12:09 PM ]
By Fiona Morrow, CBC News. For GSS A New World View chapter 2. Excerpt: An area bigger than Vancouver Island is now under complete protection from industrial logging. The protection of B.C.'s Great Bear Rainforest is now assured, after a decade of complex negotiations between the province, First Nations and industry.  Under terms of the agreement announced Monday morning by Premier Christy Clark, 85 per cent (3.1 million hectares) of the forested area of the northern wilderness will be completely — and permanently — protected from industrial logging. ...The agreement to protect the region was first announced 10 years ago, following a period of deep conflict between First Nations and timber firms over old growth logging that made headlines worldwide, and led to commercial pressure to avoid products sourced in the area....  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/great-bear-rainforest-bc-agreement-1.3426034