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 2017-09-05 16:35:48 +1000
    so depressed over this…over Australia and the blatant disregard for trees and nature…..
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  • signed 2017-09-05 13:39:44 +1000
    The reasons for preserving Rainforest 35yrs ago have not changed. Does this liberal government want to log it just because it’s there. There is’nt even the demand for it. Surely tourism is of more value. Do tourists want to see the destruction of beautiful forests, their eco systems, loss of habitat for endanged fauna. I don’t think so.
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  • signed 2017-09-02 21:22:25 +1000
    No more rain forest logging
  • signed 2017-09-02 20:36:07 +1000
    Please save these beautiful and ancient forests
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  • signed 2017-09-02 15:36:57 +1000
    No native forest should ever be logged.
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  • signed 2017-09-01 13:10:41 +1000
    Wil Hodgeman, it is disappointing how back handers continue to flourish in the Tasmanian parliamentary system. The forestry industry is dead, subsidising a dying industry and destroying the life blood of Tasmania is absolutely disgusting, you will come unstuck. Not listening to the people of Tasmania will be your undoing.

    Make sure you hide away as much of that dirty Tasssl money as you can.

    Andrew Lees a fellow Hutchins old boy….. your a disgrace…….