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 2017-08-29 13:59:44 +1000
  • signed 2017-08-29 13:59:02 +1000
    Fairdinkum, thought this stopped when corrupt Gunns when bust selling 1000yo wood chip for $6 a ton. Seems the corruption and stupidity of Tasmanian politics and business is still popular.
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    Living in the area, where logging and clearfelling has already taken place in inappropriate areas, and where monocultural plantations have been attempted, and have not grown as inappropriate soil and climate, suitable only for the temperate forest gutted, and where complete devastation exists. Replanting with local species would take too long to recuperate the quick money required by the entrepreneurs who do not care for the way forests have existed for millions of years to the benefit of all in that particular ecosystem, and from which, we can learn so much. Hands off our Gondwanan inheritance
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    the world is mad!!
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  • signed 2017-08-29 11:42:38 +1000
    As a B&B proprieter the Tarkine and its forest has a much higher value to me personally and to my guests as FOREST not decimated burnt squares of ex forest!
  • signed 2017-08-29 11:37:32 +1000
    Please stop the logging!!!! we cant replace this old growth wonder land .
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  • signed 2017-08-29 10:44:50 +1000
    I’ve visited the Tarkine as a tourist. I was really astonished that the biggest temperate rainforest area in the world is not protected by a national park. If the government deforest parts of those rainforests, Tasmania will loose one of it’s main attractions.
  • signed 2017-08-29 10:14:59 +1000
    This has just got to stop! Once these trees, habitat and animals are gone, THEY ARE GONE FOREVER! And all for what? Greedy men and their greedy pockets. Short time gain at the cost of our future…
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