"Clearcutting For Germany"

On the Destruction of Rainforests

and Indigenous Culture in

Canada for German Paper

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Above: Posters by ArbeitsKreis noerdliche Urwaelder (Click images to enlarge). Canada is the second most popular foreign destination for German tourists. To promote its tourism industry, Canada takes part in German events such the 2005 exposition in Rostock "Viva Touristika" during which about 13,000 Germans were introduced to its official tourism campaign, called "Canada: Discover Our True Nature." But the German exposition organizers also wanted to give an alternative and non commercial view of Canada, so they invited two environmental groups to participate: ArbeitsKreis noerdliche Urwaelder (AKU), and its partner urgewald.

Right: AKU and urgewald presented a "behind the scene" view of nature destruction in BC. Visitors were informed that the wild nature scenery promoted by Canada and the BC tourism industry hides the reality of massive forest loss and the plundering of First Nations' resources. Click the photo for an album of their presentation in Hamburg.

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