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Canada Under-Reporting Deforestation & Carbon Impacts by Forestry

By Wildlands League
Cision Newswire
December 4, 2019
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada

TORONTO – As the latest UN Climate Change Conference (COP 25) opens in Spain this week, a new investigation reveals Canada’s deforestation by forestry is much larger than what was previously known. The study reports …that approximately 21,700 ha are deforested each year in the boreal forest of Ontario which is seven times greater than the reported rate of deforestation by forestry for all of Canada... This is despite the fact only 17% of Canada’s logging takes place in that province. “When we extrapolate the findings of this study, an estimated 650,000 ha of productive forest have been lost due to logging infrastructure over the past 30 years in Ontario alone,” observes Trevor Hesselink, lead author of the study. …Wildlands League is asking the government of Canada to revise its rules for monitoring deforestation to address the substantial risks and impacts from logging roads and landings in the boreal forest…

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