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July 5, 2016 | CTV News | Published News | Bob Weber

Clearcutting operations in Ontario

Research based on satellite imagery shows that almost all industrial activity in Canada's intact forests is occurring on the home ranges of endangered species.

A report released Tuesday by Global Forest Watch Canada says 92 per cent of the land affected supports at least one endangered species. It says 14 per cent of activity -- mostly in the forestry and energy sectors -- occurs where there are at least six species at risk.

"It doesn't mean that all forestry is bad," said Wynet Smith, the group's...

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