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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  • mark tregear
    signed 2019-11-05 20:34:13 +1100
  • Bernadette Jonker
    signed 2019-10-28 17:23:51 +1100
    Devastating
  • Ellie Williams
    signed 2019-10-23 12:04:40 +1100
  • jean Brown
    signed 2019-10-22 20:36:29 +1100
  • Kathleen Jackson
    signed 2019-10-18 17:58:10 +1100
  • katie thompson
    signed 2019-10-18 15:42:23 +1100
    kathryn elaine thompson
  • Emma Downey
    signed 2019-09-14 10:32:41 +1000
  • Nyoman Jessika Suwindia
    signed 2019-09-08 11:02:28 +1000
    We need to protect our rainforest!
  • Astrid Kienpointner
    signed 2019-09-05 00:02:00 +1000
  • Frederic Courbet
    signed 2019-08-24 09:24:10 +1000
  • Jessica Holding
    signed 2019-08-06 12:41:50 +1000
  • Joy Bell
    signed 2019-08-05 22:36:06 +1000
    Once gone,

    Gone forever


    BE RESPONSIBLE

    Our children and grandchildren deserve better
  • Elaine Green
    signed 2019-07-23 09:33:45 +1000
    I visited Trowutta Arch yesterday and was horrified at how close logging was going on to this natural wonder. The sound of machinery split the air as I was walking through this magical old forest, so much of it must already have been destroyed…
  • Daisy Bradford
    signed 2019-07-05 15:34:16 +1000
  • Erica Hadaway
    signed 2019-06-22 10:34:18 +1000
  • Tony Hastings
    signed 2019-05-03 22:10:21 +1000
    Rainforests are ancient remnants that will never grow back after being logged and burned. There is nothing sustainable about this practice
  • Shubham Agarwal
    signed 2019-04-24 22:48:19 +1000
  • Adrian McLean
    signed 2019-04-24 14:34:41 +1000
  • Amanda Hickey
    signed 2019-04-14 19:36:05 +1000
  • Hristina Boncheva
    signed 2019-04-10 00:45:43 +1000
  • Aussie Feminist
    @aussiefeminist tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-03 11:25:25 +1100
    Sign the petition: No Rainforest Logging - Sign Our Petition https://www.bobbrown.org.au/nf_rainforestpetition?recruiter_id=308663
  • Melissa Henderson
    signed 2019-03-03 11:24:32 +1100
  • Fiona Long
    signed 2019-03-03 08:54:57 +1100
  • roza khamitova
    signed 2019-02-13 21:41:08 +1100
  • Sally-Anne Brown
    signed 2019-02-11 06:47:27 +1100
    STOP NATIVE FOREST LOGGING and ensure we have clean air, clean water and life for the generations to follow
  • Kezia Littlemore
    signed 2019-01-18 23:31:13 +1100
  • 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
  • mannan wilkinson
    signed 2018-12-18 14:24:38 +1100
  • Lise Pittman
    signed 2018-11-27 20:36:34 +1100