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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  • David Hudspeth
    signed 2020-04-09 10:15:39 +1000
    Old growth forests should be protected to maintain our nations amazing biodiversity for the long term benefit of coming generations. Tackling global warming also requires the preservation of our carbon rich old growth forests.
  • Geoff Mosley
    signed 2020-04-09 10:10:13 +1000
  • Abby Langley
    signed 2020-04-09 10:08:30 +1000
    Abby Langley
  • Campbell McKenzie
    signed 2020-04-09 09:57:57 +1000
  • Douglas Brown
    signed 2020-04-09 09:57:37 +1000
  • Sarya Loka
    signed 2020-04-09 09:57:12 +1000
  • Maighan Brandwood
    signed 2020-04-09 09:56:16 +1000
  • michele reynolds
    signed 2020-04-09 09:55:28 +1000
  • Chris McKenzie
    signed 2020-04-09 09:55:02 +1000
  • Camillus Chidley
    signed 2020-04-09 09:47:18 +1000
  • Patti Power
    signed 2020-04-09 09:42:12 +1000
    Patti Power…. Tasmania is unique and the old growth forests need to be preserved for our future generations to enjoy.
  • David Folland
    signed 2020-04-09 09:35:26 +1000
  • Losharn Hales
    signed 2020-04-09 09:34:56 +1000
  • Barbara Mitchell
    signed 2020-04-09 09:18:29 +1000
    Please leave native forests alone. They are so valuable to the world at such a scary time of accelerating climate change and species extinction. Please don’t allow them to be logged.
  • Gary Wright
    signed 2020-04-09 09:17:59 +1000
    never has protection the forests been more urgent for the future of us all on this planet
  • Gabrielle McLeod
    signed 2020-04-09 09:15:03 +1000
  • Maria Knight
    signed 2020-04-09 09:06:20 +1000
  • William Durack
    signed 2020-04-09 09:01:41 +1000
  • Phill Norman
    signed 2020-04-09 08:51:47 +1000
  • Carol Gilbert
    signed 2020-04-09 08:47:10 +1000
    Destruction of these forests is a criminal offense.
  • Matt wesley
    signed 2020-04-09 08:32:47 +1000
  • Elizabeth Trnka
    signed via 2020-04-09 08:16:24 +1000
  • Mercedes Mambort
    signed 2020-04-09 08:14:21 +1000
  • Amelie Hudspeth
    signed 2020-04-09 08:12:31 +1000
  • Kate Lucas
    signed 2020-04-09 08:09:29 +1000
  • Vanessa Jovicic
    signed 2020-04-09 08:09:17 +1000
  • Alison Kelman
    signed 2020-04-09 08:07:24 +1000
    I just don’t know how you can do this. It shouldn’t all b about profit – leave Tess in the ground for our future generations to appreciate.
  • M Willcox
    signed 2020-04-09 07:53:23 +1000
  • Shane Banister jones
    signed 2020-04-09 07:44:41 +1000
    Stop logging out forests. They belong to US the people of Australia
  • Andrew Hagger
    signed 2020-04-09 07:36:14 +1000