World’s Largest Forest Protection Deal Signed In Canada

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One of the largest storehouses of carbon in the world, the boreal forest, will be protected under a groundbreaking truce reached in Canada between forest companies, and Native American groups. 21 member companies of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and 9 green groups penned a deal for immediate suspension of new logging and road construction on almost 72 million acres of forest and enact sustainable harvesting in tens of millions more. Director of the boreal conservation campaign for the US-based Pew Environment Group, Steven Kallick said it is “the greatest accomplishment in the history of forest conservation” because of its climate benefits.

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