The British Columbia government has identified 2.6 million hectares (10,000 square miles) of forest as ancient old-growth forests where logging will be deferred. B.C. recently announced it would halt one-third of all old-growth logging but before making the moratoriums concrete, the 204 First Nations tribes that inhabit the province must consent. The 2.6 million hectares, part of 7.6 million hectares of remaining old growth forest, represent uniquely biodiverse stands. Community and non-profit groups have urged the government to protect endangered old-growth areas and move to more natural forest management.

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