Ramping Up Amazon Logging
With the blessing of Greenpeace and other mainstream ancient forest sell-outs, the Brazilian government has launched a new type of industrial rainforest logging. The new system copies a failed global forest management model, establishing “Sustainable Forest Districts” which are the equivalent of National Forests, where large scale “sustainable” industrial logging will occur. This comes as a new World Resources Institute report highlights building human impacts upon the Amazon that are greatly diminishing this vital global ecosystem engine as a contiguous, functional whole.
It is simply irresponsible to promote establishment of yet another large-scale impact – a government program to subsidize private companies to carry out massive industrial logging of 13 million hectares of ancient rainforests – in the absence of scientific evidence or working examples that large-scale commercial ancient forest logging can be done in an ecologically sustainable manner. Once such an industry is established, there will be no way to stop its future demands for additional ancient rainforests to log, and the loss of the Amazon as a large, contiguous whole will be assured.
Any organizations supporting ancient rainforest logging are legitimate targets for protest. If you give money to Greenpeace, WWF and/or Rainforest Action Network you are paying to support logging of the world's last ancient forests.