No Rainforest Logging - Sign Our Petition

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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  • Holly MacKinven
    signed 2019-01-16 11:27:51 +1100
  • Su Le
    @SuLe59886320 tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-09 10:10:29 +1100
  • Shubham Agarwal
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    Shubham Agarwal
  • mannan wilkinson
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  • Hristina Boncheva
    signed 2018-12-18 11:38:48 +1100
    Hristina Boncheva
  • Lise Pittman
    signed 2018-11-27 20:36:34 +1100
  • Deborah Watson
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  • Nathan Handley
    signed 2018-09-23 17:59:05 +1000
  • Laura Payne
    signed 2018-07-26 19:39:43 +1000
    Laura Payne
  • Jay Fowler
    signed 2018-06-05 20:54:38 +1000
  • Katrina Birrell
    signed 2018-06-05 13:17:17 +1000
  • Nathan Walker-Edwards
    signed 2018-05-31 08:32:12 +1000
    Surely we have the nous and technology within Australia to consider alternatives to logging old growth/ significant rainforests.


    This is a travesty that repeats itself globally.
  • Margaret Hender
    signed 2018-05-29 13:57:29 +1000
  • Tom Patterson
    signed 2018-05-27 16:42:42 +1000
  • Kelly Hammond
    signed 2018-05-25 19:53:11 +1000
  • Florian Meier
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  • Brian Waldron
    signed 2018-05-13 22:40:09 +1000
  • Rob Jasper
    signed 2018-05-06 08:23:17 +1000
    I fully support this petition. We should be planting trees to build our rainforests not chopping them down!
  • John Middendorf
    signed 2018-04-16 06:46:32 +1000
  • Rachael Scott
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  • Darcy McAdam
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