Large-scale clearing of Native Forests in Tasmania's Wentworth Hills

Australia’s native forests need urgent emergency conservation listing.

Forest defenders are protesting today in Tasmania's Wentworth Hills to highlight large-scale clearing that is still occurring despite the vital role intact native forests play in mitigating climate change & slowing rates of wildlife extinction.

“The Wentworth Hills region in western Tasmania is the site of the state’s largest scale logging destruction. Shockingly more than 2770 hectares of extensive eucalyptus native forests are scheduled to be destroyed over the next two years in the Wentworth Hills area.

On the Tasmanian Central Plateau and adjacent to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, this highland region at the headwaters of the Derwent River is having vast tracts of native forests, including old growth ecosystems completely destroyed,” Jenny Weber said.

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