Category: Coastal Temperate Rainforests

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

CBC.CA: How a B.C. idea could help save a ‘storybook’ jungle in Indonesia

Politicians and environmentalists from Aceh visit B.C. to learn about Great Bear Rainforest By Bethany Lindsay There are more than 12,000 kilometres between the Great Bear Rainforest and the jungles of the Leuser ecosystem in northern Sumatra — more than a quarter of the Earth’s circumference. Even in winter, the temperature rarely drops below 25 … Continued

SUSTON: Hello? It’s 2018!

This article was published in Suston Magazine Vancouver-based NGO Canopy fumes on Twitter as loggers continue to cut down massive old growth trees for clothing, packaging, and fliers – this time right in Canopy’s own backyard. Is this tree going to become your next t-shirt? With only around 21% of the world’s virgin forests still standing, … Continued

Ten Canadian Authors play “Exquisite Corpse” for Canopy and for the ancient forests of Vancouver Island: Read The Refugium here!

From The Globe and Mail, September 2, 2017:   This fall Margaret Atwood, Terry Fallis, Suzanne Buffam, Laura Trunkey, John Vaillant, Madeleine Thien, Karen Solie, Emma Donoghue, Andrew Pyper, and Ann-Marie MacDonald came together to create a story by playing a game of exquisite corpse on behalf of the ancient and endangered forests of Vancouver … Continued

CFAX RADIO: Interview with Catherine Stewart

Great interview with Senior Corporate Campaigner Catherine Stewart about Vancouver Island’s ancient and endangered forests, and the Canopy-generated story The Refugium.   Listen to the interview here.

Canopy Continues to Bring CanLit and Forest Conservation Together with The Refugium: A Story That Takes a Stand for the Last Stands of Old Growth on Vancouver Island

Most Canadians, even those concerned about the environment and conservation, would probably be shocked to learn that so little of Vancouver Island’s old growth forests remain. In fact, 90% of Vancouver Island’s productive old-growth rainforest has been logged, and the remaining 10% of the original stands of ancient and endangered forest are under threat.   To … Continued

VIDEO: The Refugium writers discuss ancient forests

Canopy asked authors, Margaret Atwood, Terry Fallis, Suzanne Buffam, John Valliant, Laura Trunkey, Madeleine Thein, Karen Solie, Emma Donoghue, Andrew Pyper, and Ann-Marie MacDonald to play a game of exquisite corpse to write about Vancouver Island’s last remaining ancient forests. In these videos writers Terry Fallis, Madeleine Thien, Andrew Pyper and John Valliant talk about … Continued

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