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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  • patricia bate
    signed 2017-08-31 08:48:45 +1000
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  • patricia Mulhall
    signed 2017-08-31 03:18:10 +1000
    The Tarkine is one of the beautiful places on our planet…no amount of revenue generated from logging it will replace it.
  • Aaron Gallagher-baird
    signed via 2017-08-30 23:43:28 +1000
  • Anne Bowman
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  • Anne Bowman
    signed 2017-08-30 22:54:00 +1000
    Irreplaceable places must be protection. A sustainable future beats short term profit.
  • Nicholas Randall
    signed 2017-08-30 22:28:28 +1000
  • Carly Fedorniak
    signed 2017-08-30 22:16:22 +1000
  • Madds Grubb
    signed 2017-08-30 21:44:36 +1000
  • Felicity Hargraves
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  • Cath Gallagher
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  • Catherine Gallagher
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  • Sardi Noble
    signed 2017-08-30 20:04:09 +1000
  • Debbie Quarmby
    signed 2017-08-30 19:59:39 +1000
    Unsustainable destruction of Tasmania’s native forests, for the benefit of capital not workers, at significant tax-payer expense and involving blatant political corruption has gone on for far too long.
  • David Aubrey
    signed 2017-08-30 19:37:02 +1000
  • Robert Lonsdale
    signed 2017-08-30 19:22:03 +1000
  • Natalie Bull
    signed 2017-08-30 19:16:25 +1000
  • Ian & Simone Somerfield
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  • Nupur Sirohi
    signed 2017-08-30 17:11:32 +1000
  • Hilary Hobart
    signed 2017-08-30 16:51:42 +1000
    Capitalize on our natural wonders and promote international ecotourism in our ancient forests. It is madness to harm such wonderfully precious places. These places will only become more precious in the future.

    Keep and protect these places and focus your energies on productive pursuits and do not destroy natures gifts.
  • Stephanie Hewitt
    signed 2017-08-30 16:19:08 +1000
  • Tere Garnons-Williams
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  • Tere Garnons-Williams
    signed 2017-08-30 16:17:46 +1000
    come on!! we can do better than this!! let’s be clever and leave our old forests alone – and find sustainable energy/products. It’s for our future.
  • Lee-Anne Walker
    signed via 2017-08-30 15:30:33 +1000
  • olivia Graham
    signed 2017-08-30 14:06:41 +1000
    Am interested in getting involved
  • Milena Canzler
    signed via 2017-08-30 13:33:02 +1000
  • Georgia Murphy
    signed 2017-08-30 13:15:48 +1000
  • Jacob Cunningham
    signed 2017-08-30 12:32:15 +1000
  • linden sansom
    signed 2017-08-30 09:43:57 +1000