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The fight to save Ottawa's Beaver Pond forest from developers

Photo: www.ottawasgreatforest.com

A candlelight vigil in Ottawa's Beaver Pond forest on Jan. 1 marked the start of the United Nations International Year of the Forest -- and the last time people may be able to gather in its lush greenery before it's clear-cut.

Cutting down trees to make way for residential subdivisions is nothing new in Canadian cities. Private developers clear land to build homes, sometimes over residents' objections. Most cities have processes by which citizens can voice their concerns, but these often find in favour of landowners despite local, provincial, national and international statements made about protecting the natural environment.

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New threats to Clayoquot Sound 20 years after mass protests

September 13, 2013
| In 1993, the west coast of Vancouver Island was the site one of the biggest civil disobedience campaigns in Canadian history. Now Clayoquot Sound faces threats from mining and fish farms.
Length: 16:07 minutes (14.76 MB)
Logging on Texada Island, B.C. Photo: d∂wn/Flickr
| April 18, 2012
| February 9, 2012

Nature Trust Conservation showcase celebrating Nova Scotia's forest legacy

Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Location

Museum of Natural History
1747 Summer Street
Halifax, NS
Canada
Phone: (902) 425-5263
44° 38' 43.8612" N, 63° 35' 7.9692" W

At 6:30pm there will be a reception including coffee/tea and snacks.

At 7pm the fun will get underway! There will be a land annoucement, success showcase, volunteer appreciation, private viewing of the Museum of Natural History's new exhibit and a celebration of Nova Scotia's forests!

At 5:30pm the annual general meetings will be held as well.

Please RSVP if possible.

Labour Show

Episode #16: Standing up for one of Guelph's last Old Growth Forests

August 10, 2009
| An occupation (late July-Aug) halts development at one of the last Old Growth Forests in Southern Ontario.
Length: 50:53
Redeye

New environmental group in B.C. to focus on protecting old-growth

February 10, 2010
| The Ancient Forest Alliance aims to work at a grassroots level to pressure government to save the remaining temperate rainforests that still exist in the province.
Length: 13:37
Healing the Earth

The struggle to protect Guelph's Old Growth Forest and thwart Guelph's newest and largest industrial development

July 19, 2009
| Guelph's Old Growth forest is under threat of being surrounded by a 675-acre corporate industrial development. Community efforts to protect this land continue, and time is running out.
Length: 39:46
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