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. 




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.




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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  • Dylan McCallum
    signed 2020-07-07 14:38:18 +1000
  • Maja Veit
    signed 2020-05-21 02:49:05 +1000
  • Sam Cherubin
    signed 2020-05-13 21:29:45 +1000
  • Melanie Johnson
    signed 2020-04-23 08:05:45 +1000
  • Jingru Xu
    signed 2020-04-19 13:36:56 +1000
  • 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.
  • Carolyn Baldock
    signed 2020-04-14 21:17:18 +1000
  • Eliza Kloser
    signed 2020-04-14 17:40:49 +1000
  • Vanessa Smith
    signed 2020-04-14 15:57:33 +1000
    Disheartened beyond belief that in this world, now, the Tasmanian government is failing to show leadership in safeguarding natural resources
  • Sarah McDonald
    signed 2020-04-14 06:59:45 +1000
    Save Our Leatherwood
  • Tamsin Lawrence
    signed 2020-04-13 10:21:04 +1000
  • Karyn Maher
    signed 2020-04-12 19:33:37 +1000
  • Ayla Atkins
    signed 2020-04-12 12:10:53 +1000
  • Heidi Merika
    signed 2020-04-12 12:08:42 +1000
  • Virginia Page
    signed 2020-04-12 08:57:14 +1000
    rain forests are essential , we can not continue to destroy nature, we are destroying the very thing that will sustain us … devastating short sightedness.
  • Honi Peters
    signed 2020-04-12 07:05:19 +1000
    This has to stop.

    It is simply common sense !!!
  • Olga Juric
    signed 2020-04-11 22:28:59 +1000
  • Helen Schwencke
    signed 2020-04-11 19:00:22 +1000
    When will we ever learn?
  • Annie Caulfield
    signed 2020-04-11 18:56:57 +1000
  • Julie Lawrence
    @whitehawk_julie tweeted link to this page. 2020-04-11 18:39:52 +1000
    Sign the petition: No Rainforest Logging - Sign Our Petition
  • Julie Lawrence
    signed 2020-04-11 18:39:22 +1000
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  • Joy Dahl
    signed 2020-04-10 18:53:11 +1000
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  • Tonje Nove
    signed 2020-04-10 02:54:43 +1000
  • Cindy Kelly
    signed 2020-04-09 18:14:21 +1000
  • Amanda Gibbs
    signed 2020-04-09 17:27:19 +1000
  • Deborah Huish
    signed 2020-04-09 14:59:34 +1000
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  • Sam Hodgens
    signed via 2020-04-09 12:38:48 +1000
  • Ella Jackson
    signed 2020-04-09 10:22:51 +1000
  • Marilyn Czarnecki
    signed via 2020-04-09 10:08:07 +1000
  • Peter Sainsbury
    signed 2020-04-09 09:37:44 +1000
    What stupidity. What short sightedness. What vandalism. What single minded self interest. Logging native forests in Australia destroys natural ecosystems, presents threats to human wellbeing and, to top it all, is completely unnecessary. The Tasmanian govt should be helping workers reskill and find new jobs; they should be promoting sustainable regional development plans. They should not be supporting a dying industry to live a little longer and continue its destructive ways.