Media Release: Tasmania's forestry industry deserves to fail FSC certification

"We welcome the news that Sus Timbers Tasmania has, yet again, failed to attain the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) tick. Logging native forests, including old growth wilderness forest and rainforests, critically endangered Swift Parrot and endangered species’ habitat, does not deserve a social licence," said Bob Brown Foundation Campaign Manager, Jenny Weber.

"There is no need for native forest logging in Tasmania. Forestry have shown yet again they have failed to meet even the most basic environmental certification criteria. Their appalling record of destroying endangered species’ habitat and destruction of ancient forests is an embarrassment to the state," concluded Jenny Weber.

“Our Foundation has exposed Sus Timbers Tasmania’s logging of old growth forests with World Heritage values in Wentworth Hills, forests in the south with known nests and foraging habitat for the critically endangered Swift Parrot and rainforests in takayna / Tarkine. Tasmania’s logging industry needs to move out of native forest logging for the climate, wildlife, environmental and economic benefits rather than seeking to protect their own unsustainable practices with FSC certification at an ongoing cost to the Tasmanian taxpayer,” Jenny Weber said.


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