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


5,000 signatures

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  • Rita Friederich-Koch
    signed 2020-04-09 04:04:32 +1000
  • Richard Lansdown
    signed 2020-04-09 03:26:36 +1000
    Given Australia’s recent experience one would have thought that Australians would be thinking very, very carefully about any deforestation rethater than increasing the rate of destruction of old growth forest. Working globally in conservation, I am shocked at this retrograde step.
  • Kristen Lang
    signed 2020-04-09 02:30:31 +1000
  • Ingrid Corredor
    signed 2020-04-09 02:05:07 +1000
  • Suzie Carson
    signed 2020-04-09 01:15:00 +1000
  • Heather Christian
    signed via 2020-04-08 23:52:14 +1000
  • Elizabeth Story
    signed 2020-04-08 23:45:52 +1000
    It is reprehensible that these precious irreplaceable areas are to be logged . We urgently need an international law against Ecocide, recognizing the rights of nature.
  • Jenny Lewis
    signed 2020-04-08 23:14:16 +1000
  • Vivien Dyason
    signed 2020-04-08 22:56:08 +1000
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  • Wayne Pittaway
    signed 2020-04-08 22:41:45 +1000
  • Katherine Mitchell
    signed 2020-04-08 22:38:17 +1000
    In the midst of a climate and extinction crisis it is unconscionable that Tasmania is enabling the logging of high conservation value native forest.
  • Jacynta Pittaway
    signed 2020-04-08 22:37:30 +1000
  • Martin Jenkins
    signed 2020-04-08 22:31:11 +1000
  • S M
    signed 2020-04-08 22:24:45 +1000
  • Ricardo Da Cunh
    signed 2020-04-08 22:16:40 +1000
  • Colin Tierney
    signed via 2020-04-08 22:12:16 +1000
    Biodiversity before profit.
  • Nola Firth
    signed 2020-04-08 22:11:44 +1000
    Our biodiversity and carbon are at critical levels. Stop wantonly destroying the resources we have left.
  • Kym Tregenza
    signed 2020-04-08 22:05:57 +1000
  • Merel Dalebout
    signed 2020-04-08 22:04:51 +1000
  • Julie Luckman
    signed 2020-04-08 21:59:43 +1000
    I sign to add my pledge to do all I can to save these priceless & vital forests from destruction now. They are worth so much more standing tall rather than cut down. To allow this destruction for little short term gain is not just short sighted but a dreadful crime upon our precious environment, adding to the deepening global & local climate change crisis. These forests are irreplaceable & the future of our lives, our children’s lives, the survival of bio diverse systems which support all life on this planet rely on such forests. Your actions & our actions now to protect & revive the bio diversity of forests & all earths natural systems are crucial for life on Earth.
  • Joshua Burge
    signed 2020-04-08 21:55:59 +1000
  • Natalie Ciric
    signed 2020-04-08 21:53:53 +1000
  • Lynette Correy
    signed 2020-04-08 21:52:32 +1000
    After the loss of so much forest with the bushfires, please call on support of the other states to protect these forests permanently for the future health if all…surely by now you all u derstand our dependency on plants to breathe??!!
  • Aleta Lederwasch
    signed 2020-04-08 21:41:17 +1000
    I’m lost for words.

    I’ll attempt some kind of verbal expression but no words will be able to communicate the devastation I am feeling about this. Simply shocking.

    I have two young children and we don’t use judgmental words on people, but rather on actions – a person isn’t bad, though their decisions and actions may be. I tell them everyone has a heart inside and everyones heart is full of Love, Kindness and Compassion. Most people live from their heart, most of the time. Some people don’t but those who don’t always have a reason. They usually are missing something in their lives and that, i believe, is the connection that we all were born to experience all of the time – like every creature, humans were born in nature, amongst the trees and wildlife, that is why it feels so good, so ‘right’ to be amongst nature – it is where we should be. When we don’t experience this, we don’t feel good inside, and then we may start making bad decisions.

    Perhaps it is naive to think this, but…perhaps we could invite people such as Peter Gutwein to join community on a bush walk or a retreat of some kind, hold a community meeting there and ask him to sit in silence and contemplate the beauty around him before he makes such decisions.

    I dont know, but i like to think we are all good inside and that crazy decisions are made by people who aren’t feeling good inside. We need to act with kindness toward these people, just as we would a child who is not behaving well, kindness, love, compassion invites and instils kindness, love and compassion. This does not mean that we must accept poor behaviour, absolutely not, we must not. but i believe we must do our very best and act our very best, our most kind and compassionate while not allowing this kind of madness.

    It is late and i may be rambling a bit so i will stop…

    Love Aleta
  • Hilary & Mark Lloyd & Tanner
    signed 2020-04-08 21:39:25 +1000
    Dear Mr Gutwein,

    I used to work in mining in Rosebery on the west coast.. I am extremely upset about the thought that previously protected native forests in Tasmania are now up for destruction. Please don’t do this.

    Mark Tanner
  • Zoe Simmons
    signed 2020-04-08 21:24:20 +1000
  • Sally McCulloch
    signed 2020-04-08 21:23:38 +1000
  • Claire Clift
    signed 2020-04-08 21:21:07 +1000
  • Jennifer Jau
    signed 2020-04-08 21:18:29 +1000
  • Rob Bohmer
    signed 2020-04-08 21:15:26 +1000