Saturday, August 09, 2008

Good News! Boreal Forest & Right Whales

I write many stories and relay many petitions to try and stop the defilement of the natural world. Every now and then, there is a happy ending. I wanted to share two of them.

In September of 2007, I wrote Buy Green Paper Products, to spread the word that Boreal bird habitat was being destroyed to make toilet paper, facial tissues, paper towels and other disposable paper products.

Canada’s Boreal Forest is one of the largest unspoiled forests left on earth. It provides breeding grounds for up to 3 billion birds each spring and nearly half of all the bird species in North America depend on the Boreal for survival.

Last month, Canadian officials declared their intention to protect half the country's boreal forests. This action safeguards an area the size of Great Britain against commercial development.

The world’s last remaining North Atlantic right whales won an important victory last month. A federal court held that the Coast Guard must ensure that shipping routes into east coast ports will not negatively impact these struggling marine mammals.

Ship strikes cause at least three deaths per year, and with only 350 of these whales left, even the loss of one brings these animals closer to extinction.

1 comment:

Magdalen Islands said...

This is really interesting! It is always good to hear positive aspects to make our world a better place to live.


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