Crime Stoppers British Columbia Style

January 2, 2012 at 11:36 am Leave a comment

According to Natural Resource Canada, there are 397.3 Million hectares of forest in Canada, which represents approximately 10% of the world’s forest cover and 30% of the world’s boreal forests. Since Canadian forests are an essential part of the global ecosystem, about 8% of Canada’s forest area are protected by legislation and 40% of its land base are subject to various degrees of protection.

Unfortunately, despite tough legislation, up to $20 Million is lost annually when timber is illegally taken from Crown land in British Columbia. In order to combat this thievery, Dr. Eleanor White, a biochemist at Natural Resources Canada, has been working on a tree-fingerprinting method which would enable law enforcement agencies to convict those responsible for BC’s tree theft. Click on the picture below to hear this uniquely Canadian story.

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