Canopy has decided to leave the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement citing a lack of results.
The organization said today, “ After almost three years since the agreement was announced, not one hectare of Canada’s Boreal forest has been protected. Canopy has determined more meaningful and speedier results for the Boreal forest can be achieved through our work helping to shape the paper purchasing decisions of major consumers and new strategic alliances with leading forest products producers.”
“This collaboration with the logging industry was supposed to be a game-changer for species diversity and conservation in Canada’s threatened Boreal forest,” said Nicole Rycroft, Founder and Executive Director of Canopy. “The disappointing reality is that not one hectare of forest has been protected and species and ecosystems are still at risk.”