Entries by Rachel Ablack

Canada accused of putting its timber trade ahead of global environment

December 2nd, 2022 The Guardian Weeks before Cop15 in Montreal, leaked letter to EU shows host tried to water down deforestation regulations The Canadian government has been accused of putting its domestic timber industry ahead of the global environment, following a leaked attempt to water down the world’s most ambitious regulations on deforestation-free trade. Weeks […]

Giant trees still fall amid old-growth funding lag for B.C. First Nations

November 27, 2022 Toronto Star By Brenna Owen British Columbia has asked First Nations if they want old-growth forests set aside from logging, allowing time for long-term planning of conservation and sustainable development, but it has yet to fund the process on a large scale, advocates say. In the meantime, some of the biggest and […]

Before and after photos show devastating effects of intensive logging on B.C.’s old-growth forests

November 22, 2022 Canadian Geographic  By Madigan Cotterill  Conservation photographer TJ Watt advocates for the protection of old-growth ecosystems by documenting the loss of giant trees For hundreds of years, British Columbia’s old-growth forests have stood as markers of time; storing carbon, supporting biodiversity, providing habitat and performing other ecosystem services. But intensive logging is […]

Businesses join environmentalists to push B.C.’s premier to protect biodiversity

November 21, 2022 Vancouver Sun By Rochelle Baker  Federal government is willing to spend millions to reach its international commitments to products natural areas Businesses are urging the B.C. government to capitalize on Ottawa’s offer to spend hundreds of millions to save threatened ecosystems in the run-up to the UN Biodiversity Conference in Montreal next […]

Thank you to our recent business supporters

From donations and dedicated fundraisers to in-kind support and everything in between, we’re incredibly grateful to the business community for generously supporting the ancient forest campaign! This month, we’d like to give a huge thank you to the following supporters: First Growth Reclaimed Design for donating partial proceeds from sales of their sustainable Big Lonely […]

Planning on ordering AFA gifts this holiday season? Check out our order deadlines.

Friendly reminder, if you’re planning on ordering AFA gifts this holiday season, please place your order by the following deadlines to increase your likelihood of receiving your gifts before Christmas Day (for orders in Canada only): For custom digital certificates: Place your orders until Dec. 20th. For printed & mailed certificates: Place your orders by […]

Join us for our Year-End Celebration & Fundraiser on Weds. Nov. 30th

You’re invited to our Year-End Celebration & Fundraiser at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad St.) on Wednesday, November 30th from 6 pm – 9 pm! Join us for our first in-person Ancient Forest Alliance year-end event in three years to celebrate our 12th year of operation and the amazing community that has helped us […]