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.

You can also download our info doc here.

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  • signed 2017-08-28 18:36:59 +1000
    I see you Hodgman,I see you from the other side of the Earth,you criminal.
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    Don’t destroy this irreplaceable natural asset! It’s worth more as an intact ecosystem than it will be as parts!!
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    Sign the petition: No Rainforest Logging
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  • signed 2017-08-28 17:57:16 +1000
    When is this madness going to end.If we don’t have trees.we simply can’t breathe the polluted air we are generating every secondary minute.every day.rainforests take hundreds of years to produce their unique ecosystems.the companies that make the decisions to log these unique areas are leaving nothing for the survival of their grandchildren.why is this so difficult to comprehend?
  • signed 2017-08-28 17:52:34 +1000
  • signed 2017-08-28 17:44:22 +1000
    Please stop destroying our beautiful heritage forests and wildlife. I emplore those involved to try and muster up some respect for nature and wildlife.
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  • signed 2017-08-28 17:15:24 +1000
    Unbelievable that we are back here again!
  • signed 2017-08-28 17:13:09 +1000
  • signed 2017-08-28 16:57:34 +1000
    For goodness sake wake up, once it is gone it is gone, save these Rainforests whilst you are able to.
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  • signed 2017-08-28 16:17:15 +1000
    may we all become more sensitive to the value of our forests so we cherish them for centuries to come.
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