Canada Loggers, Green Groups Reach Landmark Deal

Publication: Reuters

Author: David Ljunggren


05/18/2010 - Most of Canada's largest forestry companies announced a groundbreaking deal with environmental groups on Tuesday that will restrict logging in the country's vast northern forests.

The agreement covers 170 million acres (690,000 square km) -- an area nearly twice the size of Germany -- and ends years of battles over logging in Canada's massive boreal forest, which environmentalists say plays an major role in fighting global warming by absorbing large amounts of carbon dioxide.

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The U.S.-based Pew Environment Group, which brokered the deal, said it was the largest commercial forest conservation agreement ever concluded.

Read the full article, Canada Loggers, Green Groups Reach Landmark Deal, on the Reuters Web site.

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