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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  • Genevieve Hurlimann
    signed 2020-04-08 18:13:00 +1000
  • Michelle Graham
    signed 2020-04-08 18:11:02 +1000
  • Jon Mackenzie
    signed 2020-04-08 17:37:37 +1000
  • Daniel Tynan
    signed 2020-04-08 17:18:36 +1000
    Daniel Tynan
  • Victoria Adams
    signed 2020-04-08 17:11:06 +1000
  • Josh Reimers
    signed 2020-04-08 16:04:24 +1000
    This is disgusting, it is criminal.
  • Freya Cooper
    signed 2020-04-08 14:53:49 +1000
    Freya Cooper
  • Ruby Stoner
    signed 2020-04-08 14:37:52 +1000
  • Michele Grubnic
    signed 2020-04-08 14:25:33 +1000
    Old growth forest and its biodiversity is of vital conservation value, and is of vital importance in the fight to limit global heating and to the future of humanity. Logging old growth forest, destroying biodiversity and wildlife habitat and burning the slash is criminal activity. Granting approvals to do so in a climate and extinction crisis are crimes against humanity. Tasmania and the rest of the world need forests to stay intact for climate, wildlife, environment, and society.
  • Tom Meysztowicz
    signed 2020-04-08 14:24:37 +1000
  • Gabby Knox
    signed 2020-04-08 14:22:28 +1000
  • Katrina James
    signed 2020-04-08 13:41:43 +1000
    Logging Tasmania’s forests with high conservation value, biodiversity and cultural heritage should be an eco-crime, not an opportunity for some to profit. Stop the Chop. #SaveTassiesForests
  • Kate Fardell
    signed 2020-04-08 13:41:31 +1000
  • david aldous
    signed 2020-04-08 13:39:26 +1000
    Protecting the wilderness is one of the most important actions that need to be taken now. We cannot recreate it, there for it is absolutely precious.
  • Claire Burgess
    signed 2020-04-08 13:33:19 +1000
    In a climate and ecological crisis it is absolutely outrageous that more life preserving forests would be opened up to logging.
  • Anna Mackiewicz
    signed 2020-04-08 13:18:28 +1000
  • Nao Dibble
    signed 2020-04-08 13:18:03 +1000
  • Lewis Mcpherson
    signed 2020-04-08 13:15:07 +1000
  • Jenny Bloemendal
    signed 2020-04-08 13:13:40 +1000
    Stop this wanton destruction
  • Lynton Vonow
    signed 2020-04-08 13:11:54 +1000
  • meredith scott
    signed 2020-04-08 13:09:22 +1000
  • Jen Costello
    signed 2020-04-08 13:08:48 +1000
    Too precious to lose—-especially now


    Climate change is real and accelerating as we speak.


    The planet needs Tasmanai to lead the way
  • Ingereth Macfarlane
    signed 2020-04-08 13:08:47 +1000
  • Felicity Law
    signed 2020-04-08 13:08:03 +1000
  • Paul Riggs Barker
    signed 2020-04-08 13:07:36 +1000
    We need to protect these beautiful places from the destructive practices of logging.
  • Zoe Kerruish
    signed 2020-04-08 13:06:57 +1000
  • Garry Dukes
    signed 2020-04-08 13:05:52 +1000
    Garry Dukes
  • Veronika Pearson
    signed 2020-04-08 13:05:27 +1000
  • Jenna Ford
    signed 2020-04-08 13:05:14 +1000
  • Ildiko Plaganyi
    signed 2020-04-08 13:05:03 +1000