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Abitibi-Consolidated wins Phnix award


May 31, 2004
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Abitibi-Consolidated has received the Phnix Environmental Award in recognition of its implementation of a new logg…

Abitibi-Consolidated has received the Phnix Environmental Award in recognition of its implementation of a new logging practice.

In collaboration with wildlife organizations and scientific and regional partners, Abitibi developed a logging pattern intended to protect the habitat of the woodland caribou, a species deemed vulnerable in Canada. The animal will soon be classified as vulnerable in Quebec as well.

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Phnix prizes are awarded to organizations, institutions and industrial or agricultural businesses that have directed considerable energies towards the protection and conservation of biodiversity.

In 2000, numerous organizations banded together with the common interest of sustaining woodland caribou populations and harmonizing forest operations. The partners’ goals are to increase awareness and knowledge of forest management activities and their impact on woodland caribou, to adapt forest management methods that will help conserve suitable caribou habitats and to maintain or increase their population. An attempt will also be made to minimize the impact of adjustments made to regional forest-based economies.


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