This Greenpeace video from Canada says about itself:
4 April 2011
The story of the campaign to protect Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest, and how a landmark agreement has so far secured the protection of half of the natural old growth forest – with a goal to protect 70 per cent by 2014.
The Great Bear Rainforest campaign demonstrates that out of conflict and peaceful resistance, it is possible to work towards solutions. It inspires our work in the Amazon, the Congo and Indonesia today.
Canadian bears end long hibernation: here.
B.C. rainforest under threat: environmentalists: here.
More police will be sent to the Amazon rainforest, the Brazilian government said today, after three rural activists were killed in less than a week: here.
Benjamin Dangl, Truthout: “Early in the morning on May 24, in the northern Brazilian Amazon, Jose Claudio Ribeiro da Silva and his wife Maria do Espirito Santo da Silva got onto a motorcycle near the nature reserve they had worked on for over two decades. As the couple rode past the jungle they dedicated their lives to protecting, gunmen hiding near a bridge opened fire, killing them both. Brazilian law enforcement officials said that the killing appeared to be the work of hired gunmen, due to the fact that an ear was cut off each of the victims. This is often done to prove to whoever paid for the killings that the job was carried out. The murder took place the same day the Brazilian Congress passed a change to the forestry code that would allow agribusinesses and ranchers to clear even more land in the Amazon jungle. Deforestation rose 27 percent from August 2010 to April 2011, largely due to soybean plantations. That number will likely rise again if the changes to the forestry code are passed by the Senate”: here.