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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  • 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.
  • Collette Lansdell
    signed 2020-04-09 09:11:49 +1000
  • Veda Turner
    signed 2020-04-09 07:07:58 +1000
    The value to Australia of our rainforests is in living forests, supporting our animals, birds and landscapes. We must create other employment for those in the logging industry in plantation projects which will provide resources in the coming decades.
  • Blu Yoshimi
    @BluYoshimi tweeted link to this page. 2020-04-08 21:34:41 +1000
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  • Blu Yoshimi Di Martino
    signed 2020-04-08 21:34:00 +1000
  • Aaron Fox
    signed 2020-04-08 20:31:22 +1000
    This is embarrassing, this needs to stop
  • Annie Swanton
    signed 2020-04-08 18:05:24 +1000
  • Edoardo elia
    signed 2020-04-08 16:36:14 +1000
    Protect our planet!
  • Ruby Stoner
    signed 2020-04-08 14:38:48 +1000
  • Naomi Dibble
    signed 2020-04-08 13:16:51 +1000
  • Bernadette Sidoti
    signed 2020-04-08 13:12:30 +1000
  • Lewis Mcpherson
    signed 2020-04-08 13:12:24 +1000
  • Jenna Ford
    signed 2020-04-08 13:06:09 +1000
  • Mandy Kelly
    signed 2020-04-08 13:05:01 +1000
  • Sue Wayne
    @SueWayne13 tweeted link to this page. 2020-04-08 12:59:00 +1000
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  • Sue Wayne
    signed 2020-04-08 12:58:19 +1000
    No logging reserves! Save our last remnants of old growth forests for nature, scientific studies and tourism.
  • Tom Meysztowicz
    signed 2020-04-08 12:50:54 +1000
  • Doro Babeck
    signed 2020-04-08 11:47:30 +1000
    It makes me so sad to have these logging operations continuing despite the worsening climate crisis. We have a corrupt government with vested interests ruling over peoples interest. Only standing together will stop this atrocity.
  • Jacqueline Heeb
    signed 2020-04-08 10:39:22 +1000
    Save our Rainforest for us and our wildlife!
  • Aparna Attawar
    signed 2020-04-08 04:11:27 +1000
  • Anthea Griffiths
    signed 2020-04-07 11:27:33 +1000
  • Sonja R
    signed 2020-04-07 04:12:12 +1000
  • Melissa Harrington
    signed 2020-04-06 21:09:13 +1000
  • MIchelle Mitchell
    signed 2020-04-06 21:06:18 +1000
  • Alicia Rogers
    signed 2020-03-31 17:01:19 +1100
  • Leanne Hobbs
    signed 2020-03-28 09:40:51 +1100
  • Emma Downey
    signed 2020-03-27 21:35:08 +1100
  • Vanessa Graley
    signed 2020-03-27 12:19:36 +1100
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  • Heather MacDonald
    signed 2020-03-05 20:46:54 +1100
    It really upsets me when I see all the log trucks along the Huon Highway, I was raised to respect the forests. If my father was still alive he would be absolutely heartbroken. They don’t think about the native animals and the flora they are destroying.