500-year-old South Korean forest cleared for 3-day event

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500-year-old South Korean forest cleared for 3-day event

Post by PAwildernessadvocate » Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:16 pm

First I've heard of this unhappy news:

500-year-old South Korean forest cleared for 3-day event
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/save_ancien ... Iaab&pv=62

Olympic organisers destroy 'sacred' South Korean forest to create ski run
https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... te-ski-run

South Korea: Olympic ski course threatens ancient mountain forest
http://www.foei.org/press/archive-by-su ... ain-forest

They went and did it! 500-year-old primeval forest at Mount Gariwang unlawfully destroyed for 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
http://www.gamesmonitor.org.uk/node/2228
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Larry Tucei
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Re: 500-year-old South Korean forest cleared for 3-day event

Post by Larry Tucei » Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:26 am

What a waste- :( I saw this on Facebook last week.

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Re: 500-year-old South Korean forest cleared for 3-day event

Post by Matt Markworth » Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:09 pm

On the encouraging side there were 1.5 million people that signed the petition, so at least we know a lot of people would place an old-growth forest above a sporting event. A positive sign for sure, but there are still probably 1,000 sports fans for every 1 old-growth forest fan.

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