To the citizens of the world:
A global pandemic is here. A round virus is on a roll. It has glycoprotein ammunition. it is mutating with the intelligence of a survivor and its aim is death by respiratory failure. We need oxygen. Countries are running out of it. We need anti-viral medicines, today, at this moment. And more tomorrow.
The ancient forest system of Fairy Creek and all others like it will supply both oxygen and medicine, if given a chance. These giants of the universe with their unique DNA represent a living library of medicine for the citizens of the world. They hold taxines for the treatment of breast cancers, taxodiones for prostate cancer, salicylates for pain relief, thujone for cardiac regulation, prostaglandins for arterial health. The crisper action of the multitude of bacteriophages in the soil connected with these forests is just being put on trial by science.
Where Indigenous peoples have a say over the exploitation of their territories, I encourage them to look to sustainability for their childrens’ children and leave their green treasures standing. The alpha- and beta-pinene from these trees alone is a fortune waiting to be collected by their little ones. In addition, the global protection from cancers to the citizens of the world is without a monetary value for us all.
Canada has suffered from short sight since colonial times. It is time this nation put on a pair of glasses to see the trees and the forests. These green machines work for the entire web of life on this planet.
So, I join Elder Bill Jones, who wants to save his forest, and I want to speak for the forest. My message also comes from the elders of the Celtic Civilization. I hold a sacred trust in this. Please listen.
Dr. Diana Beresford-Kroeger
BSc. med. Biochem., BSc. bot., MSc., PhD., Dipl surg., LLD
Please do what you can to spread the word about this situation and to bring Diana’s letter and the fate of this old-growth forest to the attention of the general public. Too much forest has already been destroyed, and when it’s gone it’s gone. This is a finite resource. And continues under the immediate threat of elimination.
Contact: Diana Beresford-Kroeger
Agent: Stuart Bernstein
Mobile: +1 (917) 864-1532
Spokespersons for the FAIRY CREEK Blockade:
Mobile: +1 (250) 686-9708
Mobile: +1 (778) 441-2731
Support and donate to the blockade:
Social Media: https://linktr.ee/SaveFairyCreek
Call of the Forest and Art for Ancient Trees are also holding a fundraiser to raise awareness about logging in the last 3% of British Columbia’s big tree ancient forests. Endangered old-growth areas such as the Caycuse watershed on Vancouver Island are actively being logged and others such as Fairy Creek are still at risk. We are supporting the Ancient Forest Alliance’s mission to protect BC’s endangered old-growth forests and ensure a sustainable, value-added, second-growth forest industry.
Purchase a ticket for only $10 with the option of an additional donation to view the documentary by filmmaker Jeff McKay, “Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees”, which will show from July 28, 8:00 AM to July 31, 1:00 AM PST.
In addition to this viewing, you can also support this important cause and local artists by purchasing a piece of art at Art for Ancient Trees’ online art auction. There are over 60 pieces for sale – original and prints of many themes and styles – by artists like Robert Bateman, Jill Louise Campbell, Mahtab Firouzabadi, Kelly Kiss, Gillian Gandossi, Hristina Hristozova, Dominik Modlinski and many more. Prices start at $20.
For more information on the virtual screening and art auction, please visit: https://watch.showandtell.film/watch/art-for-ancient-trees.