Media Release: Urgent Appeal from Native Forests to Tasmanian Voters

Bob Brown Foundation has today halted logging in an ancient forest in Tasmania’s Wentworth Hills. A Treesitter is in the forest canopy and another forest defender is attached to a logging machine, preventing it from doing ongoing damage in this fragile ecosystem.

“Critically endangered Swift Parrots were observed in these forests in recent days. Foraging in the forests while the bulldozers were removing their habitat trees,” Jenny Weber said from the forests.

“This is an urgent appeal from the forests to Tasmanians to stand for native forests protection with your vote,” Jenny Weber said.

“Tasmanians have a choice, if they want to vote for ongoing flattening and incinerating of wildlife filled native forests or if they want to vote for protecting these magnificent places. Alarmingly, 98% of the forests being logged here is going to woodchips” Jenny Weber said.

“This logging will remove an important forest ecosystem for endangered species such as the three wedge tailed eagle nests that are in these forests,” Jenny Weber said.

“Woodchipping old growth forests in Wentworth Hills is an excellent example of entrenched green washing in Tasmania that native forests are logged for building houses. They are not, these forests are being exported as pulp and whole logs to China and Sarawak,” Erik Hayward said

“These tall eucalyptus Delegatensis forests are mapped 37% old growth in the loggers own assessments. 95% of the area is high density mature habitat with hollow bearing trees that are critical to wildlife survival,” Erik Hayward said.

“We will not stop standing against this complete decimation of our state. The Liberal Gutwein government needs to be removed from their lack of leadership and continued destruction of our native forests. The climate depends on strong leaders," Erik Hayward said

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  • Adam Burling
    published this page in Media Releases 2021-04-21 09:12:54 +1000