No Rainforest Logging

It’s an outrage for rainforests in Tasmania. The Hodgman Liberal government is pushing ahead to log rainforests that were reserved decades ago. Rainforests in Tasmania are exceptionally slow growing and this government is moving fast to cause an ecological catastrophe. 

Logging in Tasmania’s rainforests will have damaging and far-reaching impacts on the ecology and wildlife that depends on the ecosystem for habitat and the climate.  It will favour a wasteful, heavily subsidised and declining logging industry, at the expense of the modern Tasmanian economy that relies on the wild and scenic beauty of the island. 

 

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Aswell as rainforests across Tasmania, Australia’s largest tract of Gondwanan temperate rainforest in takayna / Tarkine is threatened by this move. The government wants to log rainforests that have been previously protected from logging.  Including 28 reserves that stretch across 295 700 hectares in the Tarkine. This is an attack on the 37 years of conservation outcomes that underpin nature based tourism in the Tarkine region.

 

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That is alarming enough and it gets worse, the government has identified in their plan that these forests are habitat for threatened wildlife and flora, including the Wedge-tailed Eagle, Masked Owl, Quolls, Grey Goshawk and Tasmanian Devil.  

 

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Logging Area number 3 in Coupe EP048C Photographed 18.11.15. Photography Jenny Weber 

 

Rainforests are becoming increasingly rare globally, threatened by logging and other human activities and need ongoing secure conservation protection.  

In 2014 the Hodgman government introduced new legislation that weakened the status of regional reserves and conservation areas and allowed for logging in these reserves.

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  • signed 2017-10-04 14:00:32 +1100
    It is incredibly sad that our government has not chosen to value our natural places, and protect them for the future of the tourism industry in Tasmania, a pillar on which the local economy rests.


    The renewal of the RFAs for another 20 years, with increased ease for imminent roll-overs after this period, highlight that our Federal Government, and the State Government of Tasmania do not see these places as incredibly valuable.


    The potential for Indigenous Heritage tourism and nature tourism in the Tarkine alone is enough reason for us to stop senseless logging that benefits the few, and build collective places for the enjoyment and learning of the many.
  • signed 2017-09-27 08:38:12 +1000
    How is it that supposed intelligent humans we voted into power continue with such stupidity.. !! It just blows my mind and makes me angry and sad..:(
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  • signed 2017-09-26 18:50:54 +1000
    We must save our important Tarkine!
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  • signed 2017-09-26 10:28:05 +1000
    Come on Tasmania, be a conservation beacon to the rest of the world. You have some of the most beautiful natural untouched regions, why ruin it … once gone, never back. Prove to the world how special Tasmania is and how it respects its natural wonders. NO LOGGINGYES TOURISM. “If you leave it, they will come.” Think future, not the now. PLEASE!!
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  • signed 2017-09-18 01:58:04 +1000
    URGENT

    Sign the petition. No rainforest logging in Tasmania.
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