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Big companies add their support to the Boreal Agreement


Woodland Caribou

Last year, when two years of work by CPAWS and other environmental groups finally came to a multi-party agreement with the Forest Products Association of Canada, I was ecstatic. What an amazing success for the woodland caribou, which is fast disappearing in the Boreal forest.

And after a year of work, it is starting to get the recognition it deserves.

A large group of companies who buy wood and paper products from forestry companies have added their voices of support for the agreement. Companies like Rona, Indigo and Lowes just announced they've joined the new Boreal Business Forum today, alongside environmental groups including Greenpeace and Canopy.

At CPAWS, we're focusing our efforts on working hard right across the country with the FPAC member forestry companies to come up with conservation solutions to propose to governments - First Nations and provincial. There is much more to do under this agreement to achieve long-term success for conservation over the next few years, but this is very helpful in moving forward. When the buyers of wood products are paying attention, it will help to influence the purchase decisions they make. Sustainable products that look after the needs of nature, wildlife and climate change are a key part of the agreement - and added demand dor these products is good news.

Thanks to all the supportive companies who are following our work so closely.