Category: Great Bear Rainforest

First-ever global map of Ancient and Endangered Forests brings conservation science to boardrooms of the world’s largest companies

Vancouver, Canada. November 9, 2018.Today marks the public launch of a new online tool that will enable global companies, including H&M, Kimberly-Clark, Inditex/Zara and DK Books, to identify where Ancient and Endangered Forests are in the world. ForestMapper, developed by international environmental not-for-profit Canopy, is the first-ever interactive map of its kind and is designed … Continued

BLOOMBERG: To Keep Old Growth out of New Shirts, Fashion Turns to Technology

This article was published by Bloomberg. Leading designers and retailers supported a nonprofit’s effort to help ease the search for unsavory suppliers active in endangered forests. No one dies for fashion in greater numbers than, it turns out, the trees. More than 150 million are cleared every year, shipped around the world, then pulped and processed … Continued

THE GUARDIAN: Our Global Community: Protecting the Great Bear Rainforest

Originally published in The Guardian by Christopher Hodgson on June 15, 2016. The Guardian and The Observer print on paper purchased predominately from UK recycled mills. However, to ensure a good mix of sources we also use certified virgin paper from Europe and Canada. We take our commitment to sustainable paper sourcing very seriously, working with … Continued

FINANCIAL POST: How businesses and conservationists are working together to preserve the Great Bear Rainforest

April 1, 2016. Originally published in the Financial Post by Elisa Birnbaum. It’s been said that if you want to get within 20 feet of a grizzly bear, Doug Neasloss is your man.A founding member of ecotourism and wildlife viewing operation Spirit Bear Lodge in the coastal community of Klemtu, B.C., Neasloss affirms the rumour is true, … Continued

THE GUARDIAN: Time, BBC and others drive historic deal to protect Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest

February 27, 2016. Originally published in the Guardian by Sarah Shemkus. Earlier this month, a groundbreaking agreement was reached to prohibit logging in the majority of the 6.4m-hectare Canadian rainforest known as the Great Bear Rainforest – a stretch of coastal ecosystem nearly the size of Ireland. The winners in the deal were environmental groups and … Continued

MONGABAY: The inside story of how Great Bear Rainforest went from a ‘War In The Woods’ to an unprecedented environmental and human rights agreement

February 22, 2016. Originally published in Mongabay by Mike Gaworecki   When the final Great Bear Rainforest Agreement was announced earlier this month, it was not only a historic moment in forest conservation but also represented a significant shift in how conservation efforts support human well-being and sustainable economies in local forest communities. Eighty-five percent … Continued

Global Companies Played Key Role in Precedent-Setting Great Bear Agreement

Originally published in Sustainable Brands by Nicole Rycroft on February 3, 2016 It has taken the combined and herculean efforts of countless individuals, but this week, the vision of the landmark Great Bear Rainforest Agreements has finally been realized. Local communities have a vibrant future and 85 percent of the rainforest in the region is … Continued

GLOBE AND MAIL: Final agreement reached to protect B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest

February 01, 2016. Originally published in the Globe and Mail by Justine Hunter The 20-year battle to protect the Great Bear Rainforest – the largest coastal temperate rainforest on the planet – is over, with the B.C. government announcement on Monday of an agreement with environmentalists, forest companies and First Nations. The deal, which will … Continued

Global Customers Champion Great Bear Rainforest Conservation

Key Behind the Scenes Role in the Historic Agreements For Immediate Release Vancouver, February 1, 2016: As the world today celebrates the completion of the Great Bear Rainforest Agreements, well-deserved praise is being showered on First Nations, British Columbia’s provincial government, key environmental groups [1] and forestry companies for their role in this remarkable achievement. … Continued

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