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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  • Lisa Embleton
    signed 2020-12-09 23:04:12 +1100
  • will lerch
    signed 2020-11-29 15:18:59 +1100
    I heard about the logging of the Tasmanian Forest through a youtube video that I watched. I recently found out that in Canada we are currently logging what remains of the Old Growth Temperate Rainforest. It’s devastating to think the value of lumber exceeds the value of wildlife habitat, carbon intake and uniqueness of these forests. I really hope this petition works to save your forest and the life and landscape it provides.
  • Monique Olgers
    signed 2020-11-24 15:09:02 +1100
    Please keep Tasmania’s native forests in reserves to protect native wildlife and habitat and minimise the potential for climate change.

    M. Olgers
  • Russell Murphy
    signed 2020-11-09 14:46:21 +1100
    I support this partition knowing that:

    • The climate and biodiversity crisis are inextricably linked.

    • Many Australian birds that depend on forests face extinction this century.

    • Koalas, greater gliders, wombats and quolls are among the many animals killed by logging.

    • Logging increases bushfire risks.

    • Forests are irreplaceable carbon banks, but, when logged and burnt, emit megatonnes of greenhouse gases.

    • Australia has more than enough plantations to meet its wood needs.

    Australia needs nature-based solutions to the climate and biodiversity crisis that includes protection of native forests and pro-forestation of logged and degraded native forests.

    Care for the future of life on Earth, and our obligation to ensure that Australia’s natural beauty, diversity and inspiration is not lost to future generations, drives this urgent call on you to protect Tasmania’s forests. Now.
  • James Magree
    signed 2020-11-08 23:53:32 +1100
  • Peggy Roger
    signed via 2020-11-07 12:10:54 +1100
  • Sean Burke
    signed 2020-11-06 14:08:05 +1100
  • Graham Owens
    signed 2020-11-04 08:26:25 +1100
  • Jaclyn Rogerson
    signed 2020-11-01 20:26:46 +1100
    Jaclyn Rogerson
  • Katherine Thomas
    signed 2020-11-01 17:31:51 +1100
  • Nicholas Hempel
    signed 2020-10-31 20:55:21 +1100
  • Chris Pryor
    signed 2020-10-31 20:44:41 +1100
    Koalas need forests. Stop logging native forests – NOW!
  • Mary Forbes
    signed 2020-10-31 18:32:49 +1100
    Forests are more valuable left standing. They are our lifesavers in the battle aginst climate change. In fact, they are our life support system. They improve water, soil and air quality. Logging intensifies bushfires. Forests are vital for the preservation of our unique and precious wildlife and contain magnificent flora and delicately balanced ecosystems. Please stop vandalising our natural heritage!
  • 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 & Marion 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