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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  • Patrick McCormick
    signed 2017-08-28 16:51:35 +1000
  • Matt Sweetman
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  • Lynda Plummer
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  • Ruth Degrassi
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  • Ralf Mueller
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  • grant seaborn
    signed 2017-08-28 16:17:15 +1000
    may we all become more sensitive to the value of our forests so we cherish them for centuries to come.
  • Gary Park
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  • Stacey Parkinson
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  • Melissa Iddles
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  • Tash Hayles
    signed 2017-08-28 15:16:10 +1000
    How many times do we have to have this fight? Leave the bloody forests alone. They belong to all of us – every Australian – not a few money hungry grubs who want to destroy something forever.
  • Kathleen Prescott
    signed 2017-08-28 14:59:38 +1000
  • Marcus Owen
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  • Marilyn Krywulyc
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  • Anita Charles
    signed 2017-08-28 14:43:23 +1000
    We have a tiny (less than 20 acres) remnant of rainforest up the road from us in the Strzelecki ranges.Thousands of Victorians travel to see it every year. Imagine if they knew there were Hundreds of acres they could visit in Tas.
  • Luke Adams
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  • Andrew Robb
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  • Jessica Luxmoore
    signed 2017-08-28 14:38:41 +1000
    Why is this still happening? Are we learning nothing from our mistakes?
  • Katrina Jane
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