Save Tasmanian's Forests – Petition

April 8, 2020, is when 356 000 hectares of forests that should be in reserves become available for logging. These forests, called Future Potential Production Forests by the Tasmanian Liberal Government, have been in a moratorium since 2012.

 

Logging forest nature reserves. With proven High Conservation Values (HCVs). In a climate and extinction crisis. On top of the 800,000 hectares of public state forests, Suss Timber Tasmania already logs. It's an outrage.

 

Worse still, over $400 million of public money was used to compensate the logging industry, which agreed to protect these areas in exchange. But now it says it wants to log them anyway and Premier Gutwein is only too happy to help.

These threatened forests include: 

• 100 000 hectares in takayna / Tarkine
• Vast stretches of on Tasmania's east coast from Blue Tier in the North to surrounds of Ben Lomond and Douglas-Apsley National Parks.
• Swift Parrot habitat of Wielangta and Bruny Island.
• Tracts of the Great Western Tiers.

 

Sign this petition telling Tasmania's 'Premier for Climate Change', Peter Gutwein to stop this public policy madness.

 

Tasmania and the rest of the world need forests to stay intact for climate, wildlife, environment, and society

 

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  • Pip McManus
    signed 2020-10-30 12:35:17 +1100
  • Bruce Campbell
    signed 2020-10-29 01:00:16 +1100
  • kath knapsey
    signed 2020-10-28 21:46:04 +1100
  • Elliat Rich
    signed 2020-10-28 18:36:51 +1100
  • Mike Gillam
    signed 2020-10-28 17:56:43 +1100
    Mike Gillam
  • Sarah Parkes
    signed 2020-10-25 13:44:47 +1100
  • Jeremie Lemaitre
    signed 2020-10-23 21:53:47 +1100
  • Stuart Noble
    signed via 2020-10-23 21:48:27 +1100
  • poppy jeffs
    signed 2020-10-22 10:27:45 +1100
  • Leanne Costello
    signed 2020-10-18 20:33:27 +1100
  • Carrie-ann Smith
    signed 2020-10-09 13:29:33 +1100
    Biodiversity is our hedge against the collapse of the systems we depend on. Preserving and promoting biodiversity must be the highest priority of our generation for future generations. Stop being so cynical and individualistic and think ahead.
  • James Woodberry
    signed 2020-09-30 16:34:01 +1000
  • Jane Mills
    signed 2020-09-30 08:22:56 +1000
  • Rachel Chiodo
    signed 2020-09-30 07:43:36 +1000
  • Peter Quin
    signed 2020-09-30 07:15:49 +1000
    In addition to other sound reasons to not log these areas I hope that the Premier has seen David Attenborough’s new film ‘A life on our planet’. If he hasn’t, he should make viewing it a top priority, along with all MPs and indeed, everyone! Our planet is on its knees.
  • Kerri Annette Cashell
    signed 2020-09-19 22:46:15 +1000
  • Christina Borzak
    signed 2020-09-17 21:09:59 +1000
  • Erin Gebert
    signed 2020-09-09 14:18:43 +1000
  • Susan Blackburn
    signed 2020-09-08 15:14:25 +1000
    Susan Blackburn
  • Nitya Malhotra
    signed 2020-09-07 17:08:03 +1000
  • Ben Pearson
    signed 2020-09-07 10:49:29 +1000
  • Ian Mcpherson
    signed 2020-09-06 10:16:49 +1000
  • Megan Pooley
    signed 2020-09-04 09:23:43 +1000
  • Jack Desbiolles
    signed 2020-09-02 23:39:01 +1000
    Develop plantation forest sustainably and not at the cost of native forests, Old growth forest should remain a protected treasure. This move will only hurt the Tasmanian timber industry by failing accreditation. Take on the challenge of developing sustainable plantations without any more damage to native forests. This is what the people want.
  • Carol Campbell
    signed 2020-08-31 11:11:24 +1000
  • Keri James
    signed 2020-08-22 09:46:12 +1000
    keri james
  • Phil Jones
    signed 2020-08-21 08:20:28 +1000
    It is time to recognise that there must come an end to economic growth and that the destruction of forests cannot continue under this banner.

    It is now time to start planning for the steady state economy, recognising that economic growth has a limit.

    This requires planning. This transition cannot be allowed to happen because of a collapse of our present system.
  • Julie Wiseman
    signed 2020-08-17 19:14:06 +1000
    Despicable effort to chop our native forrests.

    The trees are crying, we are crying, nature is crying out for help.
  • Lauren James
    signed 2020-08-17 19:06:56 +1000
  • Kathryn Marsden
    signed 2020-08-17 18:06:41 +1000