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The battle over Western Canada's ancient forests at Fairy Creek

A woman, who was among activists trying to stop the logging of old growth timber, embraces the stump of a large tree in a cut block of Tree Farm licence 46 near Port Renfrew, British Columbia, Canada May 17, 2021. The dispute over felling British Columbia's ancient forests has been thrust into the limelight by a months-long blockade of private logging company Teal Jones in the Fairy Creek watershed on western Vancouver Island. Protests that started last August have intensified in recent weeks, leading to more than 150 arrests.

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A woman, who was among activists trying to stop the logging of old growth timber, embraces the stump of a largmore

A woman, who was among activists trying to stop the logging of old growth timber, embraces the stump of a large tree in a cut block of Tree Farm licence 46 near Port Renfrew, British Columbia, Canada May 17, 2021. The dispute over felling British Columbia's ancient forests has been thrust into the limelight by a months-long blockade of private logging company Teal Jones in the Fairy Creek watershed on western Vancouver Island. Protests that started last August have intensified in recent weeks, leading to more than 150 arrests. REUTERS/Jen Osborne
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A woman stands near a blockade of protesters against old growth timber logging in the Fairy Creek area, May 24, 2021. Environmentalists camped out in the dense coastal rainforest say they are fighting Canada's version of the ivory trade. The region features towering old-growth trees, such as cedars, Douglas firs and western hemlocks aged at least 250 years, and in some cases more than a thousand.

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A woman stands near a blockade of protesters against old growth timber logging in the Fairy Creek area, May 24more

A woman stands near a blockade of protesters against old growth timber logging in the Fairy Creek area, May 24, 2021. Environmentalists camped out in the dense coastal rainforest say they are fighting Canada's version of the ivory trade. The region features towering old-growth trees, such as cedars, Douglas firs and western hemlocks aged at least 250 years, and in some cases more than a thousand. REUTERS/Jen Osborne
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Protesters stand on debris of a cutblock as Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers arrest those manning the Waterfall camp blockade, May 24, 2021. The forestry industry says protesters are endangering the livelihoods of thousands of hardworking families. The Pacheedaht First Nation, in whose territory Fairy Creek lies, are divided on the issue.

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Protesters stand on debris of a cutblock as Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers arrest those manningmore

Protesters stand on debris of a cutblock as Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers arrest those manning the Waterfall camp blockade, May 24, 2021. The forestry industry says protesters are endangering the livelihoods of thousands of hardworking families. The Pacheedaht First Nation, in whose territory Fairy Creek lies, are divided on the issue.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne
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A protester, among those trying to protect old growth timber from logging, sits on a tripod built to obstruct the road at Waterfall camp in the Fairy Creek area, May 24, 2021. The increasingly bitter struggle - taking place in B.C. Premier John Horgan's own electoral district - is playing out amid record-breaking North American lumber prices, and a provincial government promise to review policies allowing old-growth logging.

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A protester, among those trying to protect old growth timber from logging, sits on a tripod built to obstruct more

A protester, among those trying to protect old growth timber from logging, sits on a tripod built to obstruct the road at Waterfall camp in the Fairy Creek area, May 24, 2021. The increasingly bitter struggle - taking place in B.C. Premier John Horgan's own electoral district - is playing out amid record-breaking North American lumber prices, and a provincial government promise to review policies allowing old-growth logging.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne
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The stump of a large tree felled years ago is seen overlooking a cut block of Tree Farm licence 46 near Port Renfrew, May 17, 2021. British Columbia used to be the epicenter of the North American lumber trade thanks to its vast untouched forests and it still supplies nearly half of Canada's softwood lumber. Nationally, the industry contributed C$24 billion ($19.8 billion) to Canada's nominal GDP in 2019, and exports worth C$33 billion. But reliance on old-growth logging, which makes up a quarter of B.C.'s annual timber harvest, is becoming an increasing problem as the ancient forests shrink.

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The stump of a large tree felled years ago is seen overlooking a cut block of Tree Farm licence 46 near Port Rmore

The stump of a large tree felled years ago is seen overlooking a cut block of Tree Farm licence 46 near Port Renfrew, May 17, 2021. British Columbia used to be the epicenter of the North American lumber trade thanks to its vast untouched forests and it still supplies nearly half of Canada's softwood lumber. Nationally, the industry contributed C$24 billion ($19.8 billion) to Canada's nominal GDP in 2019, and exports worth C$33 billion. But reliance on old-growth logging, which makes up a quarter of B.C.'s annual timber harvest, is becoming an increasing problem as the ancient forests shrink. REUTERS/Jen Osborne
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Protests are also raising questions over whether environmentalists should tell indigenous people how to manage their resources. The Pacheedaht First Nation has said it does not welcome third-party activism in its territory, while elder Bill Jones (pictured in the Fairy Creek area, May 24, 2021) supports the blockades and says protesters are there at his invitation. He accused the band council of "thinking the forest is a commodity."

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Protests are also raising questions over whether environmentalists should tell indigenous people how to managemore

Protests are also raising questions over whether environmentalists should tell indigenous people how to manage their resources. The Pacheedaht First Nation has said it does not welcome third-party activism in its territory, while elder Bill Jones (pictured in the Fairy Creek area, May 24, 2021) supports the blockades and says protesters are there at his invitation. He accused the band council of "thinking the forest is a commodity." REUTERS/Jen Osborne
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Fairy Creek protestor Shambu, 47, (pictured May 23, 2021) said it is "inevitable" old-growth logging will come to an end as the resource disappears and that government funding is needed to help the industry transition to logging and processing planted forests. "Do we leave these loggers to find a living in a dying industry, or do we help them? Either we sort out transition funding now, when there's still a fraction of old growth left, or when there's none," Shambu, who joined the Fairy Creek blockade last August, said.

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Fairy Creek protestor Shambu, 47, (pictured May 23, 2021) said it is "inevitable" old-growth logging will comemore

Fairy Creek protestor Shambu, 47, (pictured May 23, 2021) said it is "inevitable" old-growth logging will come to an end as the resource disappears and that government funding is needed to help the industry transition to logging and processing planted forests. "Do we leave these loggers to find a living in a dying industry, or do we help them? Either we sort out transition funding now, when there's still a fraction of old growth left, or when there's none," Shambu, who joined the Fairy Creek blockade last August, said. REUTERS/Jen Osborne
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A woman plays a trumpet while lying on the road as Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers assemble during an operation to arrest protesters manning the Waterfall camp blockade, May 24, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne

A woman plays a trumpet while lying on the road as Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers assemble durimore

A woman plays a trumpet while lying on the road as Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers assemble during an operation to arrest protesters manning the Waterfall camp blockade, May 24, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne
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Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers carry a woman that they arrested at the Waterfall camp blockade, May 24, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers carry a woman that they arrested at the Waterfall camp blockade,more

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers carry a woman that they arrested at the Waterfall camp blockade, May 24, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne
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Activists who are trying to stop the logging of old growth timber stand at a blockade at Waterfall camp in the Fairy Creek area, May 27, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne

Activists who are trying to stop the logging of old growth timber stand at a blockade at Waterfall camp in themore

Activists who are trying to stop the logging of old growth timber stand at a blockade at Waterfall camp in the Fairy Creek area, May 27, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne
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A legal observer is detained after crossing a police checkpoint to view the arrest of a protester, near a camp obstructing the road to old growth timber logging in the Fairy Creek area, May 24, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne

A legal observer is detained after crossing a police checkpoint to view the arrest of a protester, near a campmore

A legal observer is detained after crossing a police checkpoint to view the arrest of a protester, near a camp obstructing the road to old growth timber logging in the Fairy Creek area, May 24, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne
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Two activists, among those trying to stop the logging of old growth timber, stand next to the stump of a large tree in a cut block of Tree Farm licence 46 near Port Renfrew, May 17, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne

Two activists, among those trying to stop the logging of old growth timber, stand next to the stump of a largemore

Two activists, among those trying to stop the logging of old growth timber, stand next to the stump of a large tree in a cut block of Tree Farm licence 46 near Port Renfrew, May 17, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne
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A man, who is among activists trying to stop the logging of old growth timber, is perched on a contraption situated over a creek in order to hinder his arrest on a blockade at Waterfall camp, May 27, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne

A man, who is among activists trying to stop the logging of old growth timber, is perched on a contraption sitmore

A man, who is among activists trying to stop the logging of old growth timber, is perched on a contraption situated over a creek in order to hinder his arrest on a blockade at Waterfall camp, May 27, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne
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Three people, who are among activists trying to stop the logging of old growth timber, chain themselves together to hinder their arrest on a blockade at Waterfall camp, May 27, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne

Three people, who are among activists trying to stop the logging of old growth timber, chain themselves togethmore

Three people, who are among activists trying to stop the logging of old growth timber, chain themselves together to hinder their arrest on a blockade at Waterfall camp, May 27, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne
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Protesters embrace and discuss whether they want to be arrested or if they want to walk away without police charges after conducting a blockade against old growth timber logging in the Fairy Creek area, May 24, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne

Protesters embrace and discuss whether they want to be arrested or if they want to walk away without police chmore

Protesters embrace and discuss whether they want to be arrested or if they want to walk away without police charges after conducting a blockade against old growth timber logging in the Fairy Creek area, May 24, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne
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Logging trucks carrying cut trees are parked next to heavy equipment near Cowichan Lake, May 19, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne

Logging trucks carrying cut trees are parked next to heavy equipment near Cowichan Lake, May 19, 2021.  REUTERmore

Logging trucks carrying cut trees are parked next to heavy equipment near Cowichan Lake, May 19, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne
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A logging truck hauls cut trees near Cowichan Lake, May 19, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne

A logging truck hauls cut trees near Cowichan Lake, May 19, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne

A logging truck hauls cut trees near Cowichan Lake, May 19, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne
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Two activists, among those trying to stop the logging of old growth timber, count the growth rings of a recently felled large tree in a cut block of Tree Farm licence 46 near Port Renfrew, May 17, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne

Two activists, among those trying to stop the logging of old growth timber, count the growth rings of a recentmore

Two activists, among those trying to stop the logging of old growth timber, count the growth rings of a recently felled large tree in a cut block of Tree Farm licence 46 near Port Renfrew, May 17, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne
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Large trees among old growth timber are seen at right in a cut block of Tree Farm licence 46 located outside Port Renfrew, May 17, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne

Large trees among old growth timber are seen at right in a cut block of Tree Farm licence 46 located outside Pmore

Large trees among old growth timber are seen at right in a cut block of Tree Farm licence 46 located outside Port Renfrew, May 17, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne
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A man is detained and searched after crossing a police checkpoint line, near a camp of protesters obstructing the road in the Fairy Creek area, May 24, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne

A man is detained and searched after crossing a police checkpoint line, near a camp of protesters obstructing more

A man is detained and searched after crossing a police checkpoint line, near a camp of protesters obstructing the road in the Fairy Creek area, May 24, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne
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Protesters man a pop-up blockade against old growth timber logging in the Fairy Creek area, May 24, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne

Protesters man a pop-up blockade against old growth timber logging in the Fairy Creek area, May 24, 2021.  REUmore

Protesters man a pop-up blockade against old growth timber logging in the Fairy Creek area, May 24, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne
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A column of police vehicles makes its way through a cutblock of felled timber, on their way to arrest protesters in the Fairy Creek area, May 24, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne

A column of police vehicles makes its way through a cutblock of felled timber, on their way to arrest protestemore

A column of police vehicles makes its way through a cutblock of felled timber, on their way to arrest protesters in the Fairy Creek area, May 24, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne
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People watch and play drums as Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers arrest protesters manning the Waterfall camp blockade against old growth timber logging in the Fairy Creek area, May 24, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne

People watch and play drums as Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers arrest protesters manning the Watmore

People watch and play drums as Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers arrest protesters manning the Waterfall camp blockade against old growth timber logging in the Fairy Creek area, May 24, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne
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Protesters embrace after police raided their blockade that they'd maintained in the Fairy Creek area, May 24, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne

Protesters embrace after police raided their blockade that they'd maintained in the Fairy Creek area, May 24, more

Protesters embrace after police raided their blockade that they'd maintained in the Fairy Creek area, May 24, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne
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Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers arrest a woman holding a trumpet at the Waterfall camp blockade, May 24, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers arrest a woman holding a trumpet at the Waterfall camp blockade,more

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers arrest a woman holding a trumpet at the Waterfall camp blockade, May 24, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne
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Protesters ask loggers to remove their saws from a cut block of Tree Farm licence 46 after they'd discovered that some large trees had been felled, near Port Renfrew, May 17, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne

Protesters ask loggers to remove their saws from a cut block of Tree Farm licence 46 after they'd discovered tmore

Protesters ask loggers to remove their saws from a cut block of Tree Farm licence 46 after they'd discovered that some large trees had been felled, near Port Renfrew, May 17, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne
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Protesters man a pop-up blockade against old growth timber logging in the Fairy Creek area, May 24, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne

Protesters man a pop-up blockade against old growth timber logging in the Fairy Creek area, May 24, 2021.  REUmore

Protesters man a pop-up blockade against old growth timber logging in the Fairy Creek area, May 24, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne
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A logging truck hauls cut trees near Cowichan Lake, May 19, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne

A logging truck hauls cut trees near Cowichan Lake, May 19, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne

A logging truck hauls cut trees near Cowichan Lake, May 19, 2021.  REUTERS/Jen Osborne
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