Wednesday, 26 May 2010

End of Alaotra Grebe is Further Evidence of Sixth Great Extinction

By Michael McCarthy, Environment Editor
Wednesday, 26 May 2010 - the Independent

Species are Vanishing Quicker Than at any Point in the Last 65 Million Years

BFN Does Not Support New “Canadian National Boreal Forest Agreement”

For Immediate Release - May 26, 2010

“This agreement is not transparent, does not include the involvement of governments, nor First Nations and the boreal forest is still at risk,” said Susanne McCrea, Executive Director of the Boreal Forest Network.

The agreement really does not protect woodland caribou, as it only defers logging and road construction in 72,205 ha over the next two years and not the supposed 29 million hectares that the signatories told the public, on May 18th.

The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement, signed by Canadian forest products companies and several prominent environmental groups, will make it more difficult for ENGOs to effectively campaign against large scale resource extraction by the Canadian forest industry and sidelines Indigenous Peoples rights to plan, manage and control activities on their traditional territories.

A leaked copy of the full agreement can be found at:
http://vancouver.mediacoop.ca/sites/mediacoop.ca/files2/mc/CBF_leak.pdf
also see the follow story:
http://www.dominionpaper.ca/articles/3450


The groups who signed the agreement are: The Canadian Boreal Initiative, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Canopy, David Suzuki Foundation, ForestEthics, Greenpeace, The Nature Conservancy, Pew Environment Group International Boreal Conservation Campaign, and Ivey Foundation

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Susanne McCrea
Boreal Action

Glyphosate Tolerant Crops Bring Diseases and Death

ISIS Report 26/05/10

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New research reveals disastrous ecological impacts of the world’s top herbicide and GM crops made tolerant to it. Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Brett Cherry