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If protection doesn't happen soon, this pristine forest will be lost forever.
The Broadback Valley Forest, in the heart of the Waswanipi Cree First Nation territory, is one of the last remaining intact forests in Quebec, Canada.
It is also under threat from forestry companies who want to log inside it.
"Our land is not for sale!"
The Cree Nation of Waswanipi is fighting to protect its ancestral land from logging. The Broadback Valley, located in northern Quebec is one of the last intact forests in the region. The Broadback Valley is central to the Cree way of life, to their culture and livelihoods, but less than 10% of their ancestral land remains intact. If protection doesn't happen soon, encroaching roads and clearcuts will destroy this forest. Help the Cree #SavetheBroadback.Posted by Greenpeace Canada on Monday, September 21, 2015
"Please join us in our fight to protect our community."
Mandy Gull, Deputy Chief of Cree First Nation of Waswanipi
Due to the threat of industrial logging, for many years the Cree Nation of Waswanipi have asked the Quebec government to create a large protected area totaling more than 4,600 km2 of Boreal Forest on their traditional land.
For the sake of the Cree, the Boreal eco-system and our climate, the remaining intact areas inside this forest needs to be protected.
Please join this brave community, help them protect their land.