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.  

 

photo_3_.JPG     Logging Area number 3 in Coupe EP048C Photographed 18.11.15. Photography Jenny Weber     photo_2_.JPG

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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  • teakfurnituree
  • Morgan Jones
    signed via 2020-11-05 21:53:34 +1100
  • Laura Bush
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  • Flora Bush
    signed 2020-11-05 14:06:01 +1100
    How is it even financially viable???
  • Linda Fahle
    signed 2020-10-26 09:21:42 +1100
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  • Thomas Bowmer
    signed 2020-10-18 18:08:21 +1100
    Moving to tas for its nature not for the destruction of it
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  • Allina Fox
    signed 2020-07-25 16:37:06 +1000
    Thankyou!
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  • Peter Morgan
    signed 2020-04-16 23:05:04 +1000
    It’s time the Tasmanian State Government respected the inherent value of the ancient Tasmanian forests rather than a convenient and successful tourist promotion campaign based around our Wilderness values.