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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  • Steph Finlayson
    signed 2020-04-10 07:04:35 +1000
  • Barbara Marshall
    signed 2020-04-10 06:13:10 +1000
    I can’t believe this is even happening! Stop logging Tasmania’s native forests now! Start restoring them for the sake of the planet and all living beings on it. Amen.
  • Hugo Pinçon
    signed 2020-04-10 05:52:21 +1000
    Astonishing to see that bushfire took away so much of precious forests that are considered world’s sanctuary, and now you’re logging some of what’s left? You deserve to rot in the jail you put migrant kids in, or face the social exclusion and silent genocide you put on your aboriginal people. Shame.
  • Amanda Barnes
    signed 2020-04-10 05:39:23 +1000
  • Bridgette McDonald
    signed 2020-04-10 02:58:19 +1000
    Bridgette McDonald
  • Sarah Masson-Forbes
    signed 2020-04-10 01:02:17 +1000
  • Lucinda Strong
    signed 2020-04-09 23:16:01 +1000
  • Beatrice Farquhar-Jones
    signed 2020-04-09 22:03:58 +1000
    I am a 17 year old Tasmanian. These forests have been here for a long time, and should be here for my generation, my children’s, and future generations. There is no need to put these forests at risk, as we are already fulfilling our timber needs; this is especially evident considering the forests ability to draw carbon emissions from the atmosphere and fight the climate crisis. Climate change will negatively affect Tasmanians, Australians, and everyone in the world. We can already see this from the most widespread coral bleaching event in recorded history that the Great Barrier Reef has experienced (due to raising temperatures) that is taking place as as I type this. These forests provide much more longevity in benefits for Australia and Tasmania than for the timber industry, so stop using taxpayer money to prop up an unsustainable industry. Instead, invest in your people and their future.
  • Hamish Chirnside
    signed 2020-04-09 21:13:45 +1000
  • Emesha Rudolf
    signed 2020-04-09 21:09:23 +1000
  • Stefan Delitzsch
    signed 2020-04-09 21:03:42 +1000
    Converting “wet” rainforest into “dry” plantation forest in the face warming global temperatures is not sensible. It jeopardises health and businesses as we recently saw with bushfires on the mainland. Compromises jobs – e.g. nature-based tourism, bee keeping.

    The millions used to subsidise an economically unsustainable industry could be used to retrain people for new jobs. There would be plenty of new job opportunities (e.g. in tourism, adventure sports, renewable energies, flow-on businesses such as hospitality and retail, weed management, National Park management etc.).

    An excellent example of this is Derby, an ex-mining town in North Eastern Tasmania that was completely revived by mountain biking. Derby is now a mountain biking mecca, and business has boomed to accommodate the influx of sports enthusiasts from all over the country.

    Nobody working in forestry should lose their job if there is the political will for change. The Tarkine should be our equivalent to Kakadu or the Daintree and would be a remarkable asset if we properly protect it as a national park. The potential for jobs and business well into the future would be huge.
  • Tegan Streeter
    signed 2020-04-09 20:35:20 +1000
  • Sharon Plummer
    signed 2020-04-09 20:31:42 +1000
  • Ross Jau
    signed 2020-04-09 20:28:22 +1000
  • Kym King
    signed 2020-04-09 20:12:52 +1000
  • Meredith Stanton
    signed 2020-04-09 20:03:41 +1000
    Destruction of proven high conservation native forests by logging defies the ecological and scientific research which underpins our shared imperative to protect biodiversity and natural carbon stores.

    We do not have time to pander to industry denialists.

    Like the health pandemic, we must lockdown the spread of logging in mature and HCV forests now to reduce our climate impacts.
  • Emma Boland
    signed 2020-04-09 19:54:08 +1000
  • Amy Brand
    signed 2020-04-09 19:53:04 +1000
  • David Alenson
    signed 2020-04-09 18:30:32 +1000
    David Alenson
  • Rowena Caswell
    signed 2020-04-09 18:20:28 +1000
  • Andrea Neuberger
    signed 2020-04-09 18:10:07 +1000
  • Karanchai Jaitong
    signed 2020-04-09 17:59:43 +1000
  • Helen Redmond
    signed 2020-04-09 17:46:51 +1000
    This time let’s protect these forests for good, for the good of planetary health and the health of humans
  • Cheryl Neilson
    signed 2020-04-09 17:30:05 +1000
  • Margrit Korosi
    signed 2020-04-09 17:15:50 +1000
  • Greg Fitzgerald
    signed 2020-04-09 16:45:31 +1000
    Dont log tasmanias forests or we"ll cull you vandals in government,out of government
  • Tom M
    signed 2020-04-09 16:43:09 +1000
  • Hilke Brinken
    signed via 2020-04-09 16:33:48 +1000
  • Jo Price
    signed 2020-04-09 16:33:45 +1000
  • Catherine Simmons
    signed 2020-04-09 16:27:19 +1000