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Thank you for your support and interest in participating in saving old-growth forests.
Peaceful Public protest is a necessary response to protect the last old-growth temperate rainforests on Vancouver island, currently facing near-total eradication by the British Columbia government and logging companies. Thirty-two soccer fields per day of old-growth temperate rainforest, representing the last 1% of these rare, irreplaceable and internationally-significant forests are logged every day on Vancouver island, alone. In a downward spiraling climate and biodiversity crisis, threatening the future of all life on Earth, this situation calls for many peaceful protest actions. We are here for all future generations and life on Earth.
We operate under the banner of #oldgrowthblockade and are organized by community-driven mobilization and the efforts of hundreds of people pulling together in a variety of wonderful ways to defend the land, its ecosystems, web of life and climate future for all.
This movement has received an official welcome from Pacheedaht elder Bill Jones who is involved in protest camps.
We have received widespread and supportive media coverage and a groundswell of public support, reflecting the growing societal consensus that it is time to protect these globally significant ancient forests, once and for all!
The government’s recent announcement on the release of its Old-Growth Strategic Review has brought not even interim protection for the critical old-growth forest hotspots on south Vancouver island, regrettably creating a situation where grassroots activists must tend blockades to win protection for these last ancient forest ecosystems and a just transition to sustainable forestry alternatives to continued old-growth logging.
We support the recent declaration of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) that called on the government to help First Nations break free from the economic dependency on the old-growth forest destruction of their traditional territories and which gave a shout-out to Fairy creek and our movement.