In northern Ontario there is a region called Temagami and it is absolutely stunning as it holds Ontario’s oldest old-growth forest and is the home to a diverse wildlife. In a tradition of profiteering, some people want to destroy the area and plans were set in motion in place to permit that – until now. The province has decided to commit to protecting the area from destruction.
Check the video below to see the region:
The decision is a victory for the 300-year-old red pine trees, said Ontarioâ€™s environment commissioner, Gord Miller. He said the plan would have allowed logging of the ecologically treasured trees if the mining intensified.
â€œThe essence of the ecological dispute in that area is whether or not we should preserve the red pine old-growth system,â€ Miller said.
â€œThe trees are the key issue. The government has reconsidered and that means the trees stay, which is critical in the long term.â€