Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Paper Industry and Its Endangered Species Challenge in Ontario

The province of Ontario still has some areas of very extensive old-growth and intact forests (i.e., wilderness). These forests are home to endangered species like woodland caribou and wolverine that are continually losing ground as their habitat shrinks. Much of this is due to the paper industry. Catalogs, office paper, newpspaper, pulp and other products are coming from the region, so this is an issue for most companies and individuals.

There is a good article in the Tonronto Star today about the plight of these species and the fight there to even get some endangered species legislation. Federal Canadian legislation does next to nothing to protect these species since the law only applies to federally controlled lands... and the forests are alomst entirely under the control of the provinces.

You can also visit the website of SOS - Save Ontario Species - for more info.

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