This is is a video of ‘Grade 7 and 8 students at Slocan Community School singing a song celebrating Christmas and British Columbia ‘s endangered Mountain Caribou‘.
Action Alert: Another Sell-Out of British Columbia’s Ancient Temperate Rainforests Possible
Rare mountain caribou threatened by further closed door, secret forest negotiations; survival depends upon ending logging in the full range of their ancient temperate rainforest habitat
By Forests.org, a project of Ecological Internet – October 9, 2007
Issued in partnership with Valhalla Wilderness Watch
If you did not like the negotiations that signed away two-thirds of British Columbia’s (BC) Great Bear Rainforest for first time industrial logging of priceless ancient temperate rainforests, you will want to know that something even worse is happening in BC, Canada’s Inland Temperate Rainforest, home of the world’s only mountain caribou. These special caribou are totally dependent upon large areas of intact old-growth forest for their survival. But they are critically endangered and declining rapidly, with only about 1,800 animals left. The reason is that there has been too much logging and road building in their habitat. …
If the past is any guide, the likely outcome will be unrepresentative, foundation based environmental organizations compromising away vast areas of intact ancient temperate rainforest for vague promises that industrial logging will be “ecosystem based” or some other such nonsense. Prompt global citizen response is needed to continue advocating to end ancient forest logging.
Update 16 October 2007: here.