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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  • 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
  • Jo Southern
    signed 2020-04-09 07:33:53 +1000
  • Anna Berthelsen
    signed 2020-04-09 07:11:43 +1000
  • Howard Groves
    signed 2020-04-09 07:00:49 +1000
    Please save the iconic and beautiful Tasmanian forest
  • Karen Goldspink
    signed 2020-04-09 06:58:53 +1000
    I am extremely upset that we have paid this industry tax payers dollars and are now inviting them to log our most unique and best assets. Please stop supporting an uneconomical industry. Tax payers dollars could be used to retrain people for jobs that support emerging industries and therefore Tasmania’s Economy as opposed to funding an unnecessary and destructive industry.
  • Anna Berthelsen
    signed 2020-04-09 06:56:50 +1000
  • Sarah Butler
    signed 2020-04-09 06:49:44 +1000
    If ever there was a time in history to protect these forests, it’s now.
  • Brittany Hungerford-Fox
    signed via 2020-04-09 06:39:01 +1000
  • Kate O'Callaghan
    signed 2020-04-09 06:28:24 +1000
    Tasmania’s ancient forests must be protected from logging.
  • Rachel Buchan
    signed 2020-04-09 06:24:09 +1000
    When so much of our forests have burnt billions of animals dead ecosystems destroyed for ever why are we using tax payer dollars to prop up a logging industry that is removing the very lungs of our planet? This is ecological terrorism and must be stopped.
  • Nicola Trenorden Cowan
    @TrenordenNicola tweeted link to this page. 2020-04-09 05:29:19 +1000
    Sign the petition: Save Tasmanian's Forests – Petition https://www.bobbrown.org.au/petitionstf?recruiter_id=337922