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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  • Jess Lowe
    signed 2017-08-28 18:19:48 +1000
  • Debra Lamberton
    signed 2017-08-28 18:15:13 +1000
  • Ali Bee
    signed 2017-08-28 18:09:13 +1000
  • Anya Favot
    signed 2017-08-28 17:57:16 +1000
    When is this madness going to end.If we don’t have trees.we simply can’t breathe the polluted air we are generating every secondary minute.every day.rainforests take hundreds of years to produce their unique ecosystems.the companies that make the decisions to log these unique areas are leaving nothing for the survival of their grandchildren.why is this so difficult to comprehend?
  • Karen Searle
    signed 2017-08-28 17:52:34 +1000
  • Ingrid Homburg
    signed 2017-08-28 17:44:22 +1000
    Please stop destroying our beautiful heritage forests and wildlife. I emplore those involved to try and muster up some respect for nature and wildlife.
  • Tayla Sernaggia
    signed 2017-08-28 17:21:24 +1000
  • Matthew Charles
    signed 2017-08-28 17:15:24 +1000
    Unbelievable that we are back here again!
  • Catherine Russell
    signed 2017-08-28 17:13:09 +1000
  • Wendy Egan
    signed 2017-08-28 16:57:34 +1000
    For goodness sake wake up, once it is gone it is gone, save these Rainforests whilst you are able to.
  • Anna Dewar
    signed 2017-08-28 16:55:27 +1000
  • Patrick McCormick
    signed 2017-08-28 16:51:35 +1000
  • Matt Sweetman
    signed 2017-08-28 16:47:40 +1000
  • Lynda Plummer
    signed 2017-08-28 16:44:59 +1000
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  • Ruth Degrassi
    signed 2017-08-28 16:42:52 +1000
  • Liam Doughty
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  • Deborah Sharp
    signed 2017-08-28 16:36:24 +1000
  • Ralf Mueller
    signed 2017-08-28 16:19:10 +1000
  • 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
    signed 2017-08-28 16:15:58 +1000
  • Stacey Parkinson
    signed 2017-08-28 15:56:33 +1000
  • Melissa Iddles
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  • Sarah Jill Palethorpe
    signed 2017-08-28 15:36:39 +1000
  • Eben Venter
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  • Evie Bucur
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  • Tash Hayles
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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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