No Rainforest Logging - Take Action

 

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. 

 

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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. 

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.  

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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  • commented 2017-08-28 09:54:25 +1000
    Stand up for innovation, Malcolm. It is very clear that hemp is an easy and better alternative to stripping our native trees, it grows faster and produces better quality products. As an alternative, hemp would provide lots of employment and farming it doesn’t destroy habitats, or interfere with tourism and the financial incentives are there. For gods sake, think about it. This is permanent destruction.
  • commented 2017-08-23 20:31:47 +1000
    STOP KILLING THE TREES AND ANIMALS OF AUSTRALIA FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS!!!

    In the 21st Century, we now know how to make lots of money without killing all of our trees and animals! Think about the Australia you want to leave 1,000 years from now!

    John Bellamy
    Save The Trees And Animals Campaign.

    Yours sincerely,
    John Bellamy
    Maroubra, New South Wales, 2035, Australia
  • commented 2017-08-18 10:38:00 +1000
    It will come back to bite us in the butt. Erosion, lack of oxygen as the trees give us that. We have a symbiotic relationship with trees, we give them Carbon di oxide and they give us oxygen. We can not live without them and them with us.
    We in Qld have seen land clearing at a record rate, and if we don’t start making our voices heard, and our physical selves noted by turning up at all these places, then we will be buried under paper work and our voice and views are lost.
  • commented 2017-08-17 11:50:37 +1000
    Rainforests are beautiful places, disappearing around the world. We owe it to ourselves and future generations to protect what is left of them. They lift the spirit and are awe inspiring.
  • published this page in Native Forests 2017-08-14 17:14:41 +1000