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 via 2017-09-01 12:32:35 +1000
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  • signed 2017-09-01 09:58:54 +1000
    What benefit is there for logging rain forest for the next generation? Absolutely none.
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    Sack Hodgeman and the rest of greedy lib crooks!
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  • signed 2017-08-31 13:37:46 +1000
    Rainforests are becoming increasingly rare globally, threatened by logging and other human activities and need ongoing secure conservation protection.

    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.
  • signed 2017-08-31 13:04:15 +1000
    Paulus Toonen
  • signed 2017-08-31 12:44:19 +1000
  • signed 2017-08-31 12:26:12 +1000
    Mr Hodgman, please leave these beautiful trees and habitat alone. History will damn you if you don’t.
  • signed 2017-08-31 10:24:09 +1000
  • signed 2017-08-31 09:33:18 +1000
    It is amazing that a government in Australia in the 21st century wants to log (i.e. destroy) large areas of temperate rainforest that were protected by more enlightened governments over 30 years ago. Has Tasmania been dragged into some sort of time warp where forests are once again valued only for the wood and pulp they can be exploited for? I hope the citizens of this still beautiful state wake up soon and thoroughly reject this vandalism.
  • signed 2017-08-31 08:48:45 +1000
    patricia bate
  • signed 2017-08-31 03:18:10 +1000
    The Tarkine is one of the beautiful places on our planet…no amount of revenue generated from logging it will replace it.
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  • signed 2017-08-30 22:54:00 +1000
    Irreplaceable places must be protection. A sustainable future beats short term profit.
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  • signed 2017-08-30 20:40:48 +1000
    Really?
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  • signed 2017-08-30 19:59:39 +1000
    Unsustainable destruction of Tasmania’s native forests, for the benefit of capital not workers, at significant tax-payer expense and involving blatant political corruption has gone on for far too long.
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