Sacrificing caribou to save forestry is a fool’s errand—it’s time we stop playing the fool
By Bruce LourieOct. 31, 2017
Structural changes in Canada’s logging industry are devastating boreal forest communities and work forces. But the economic consequences of those changes have little to do with habitat conservation or environmental regulation.
Bruce Lourie says fear of being criticized for hurting the forestry industry is getting in the way of governments acting to protect caribou, but failing to do so, 'wont' help the forestry sector one bit.' Photograph by Peupleloup, courtesy of Flickr
Canada’s boreal forest is a place where jobs and wildlife protection, the economy and the environment, rise or fall together.
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