Media Release: Forest Defenders halt logging in remote Tasmanian forest

The Bob Brown Foundation is calling for urgent protection of Tasmania’s native forests as the relentless clearing and incinerating of the islands wildlife rich ecosystems continues.

This morning logging has been halted in native forests near Lake Echo in the Central Highlands. A tree sit is 30 metres high in an old growth eucalyptus.

“While the Liberal and Labor parties race to the bottom on the environment without solutions for the biodiversity and climate crisis, they are both missing the essential opportunity to protect all of Tasmania’s remaining native forests and choose a nature-based solution to the crisis,” Jenny Weber said.

“We have recently discovered a brand new road pushed into these forests. This road, and many others like it, were built at the expense of the taxpayer. Now the bulldozers have started logging the hollow-bearing trees that are critical habitat for threatened wildlife, destined predominantly for export woodchips,” Jenny Weber said.

“Alarmingly if allowed to continue, this proposed logging will destroy 130 hectares of native forest.  This is an area equivalent to Hobart’s much-loved Domain, but there is still time to save these wildlife-filled forests,” Jenny Weber said.

“Logging is harmful to the environment, climate and wildlife. Meanwhile, concerned community members are halting the logging of native forests to prevent their destruction,” Jenny Weber said.

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  • Adam Burling
    published this page in Media Releases 2021-04-16 07:10:35 +1000