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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  • Rupert Veitch
    signed 2020-04-19 02:21:38 +1000
  • Kevin Vaughan
    signed 2020-04-18 14:36:45 +1000
    Stay out of Tasmania’s Old Growth Forest.

    The Planets biodiversity relies on these forests for its survival
  • Jacqui Parker
    signed 2020-04-18 14:33:18 +1000
  • Aviva Reed
    signed 2020-04-18 12:34:58 +1000
    This contravenes any best practice management of forests.

    It is a dated regime to enter high quality, intact forest ecosystems in the age of a warming climate. It contravenes the entire EPCB properties such as creating irreversible damage aswell as any ecosystem health for future generations. The government is acting as mass murderers and will be remembered so in the future.
  • Jemma Noble
    signed via 2020-04-18 09:07:08 +1000
  • Carol Gilbert
    signed via 2020-04-17 15:46:12 +1000
  • Wayne & Nell Chaffey
    signed 2020-04-17 06:11:04 +1000
    We don’t understand – eons have gone into the making of these intricate and beautiful places. No human can ever rebuild them but it seems we can destroy and desecrate them for short term gains. Do we have to be such a selfish and myopic species when, if we are honest, we do know what the long term consequences will be…… the Earth gets along without us but we cannot get along and survive with out an Earth that is healthy because we have kept a balance between what we inherited from the natural world ant the artifices of humankind. Where are our decision makers and leaders? Where is their commonsense? Where is their, and our, initiative to make meaningful and sustainable change and consider the natural world we ultimately depend on? Please don’t log Tasmania’s remaining, rare intricate forests.
  • Liam Oakwood
    signed 2020-04-16 22:53:59 +1000
  • Phil Venables
    signed 2020-04-16 15:07:22 +1000
    Philip Venables
  • Louise Newey
    signed 2020-04-16 14:29:34 +1000
  • Pip Taplin
    signed 2020-04-16 14:25:03 +1000
  • James Taplin
    signed 2020-04-16 14:11:16 +1000
  • Shalini Scholtz
    signed via 2020-04-16 14:04:56 +1000
  • Beck Taplin
    signed 2020-04-16 12:49:14 +1000
  • Malthus Anderson
    signed 2020-04-16 11:39:36 +1000
    Destruction of native forests is criminal.

    Put nature FIRST.
  • Vicki Bouwer
    signed 2020-04-15 22:28:06 +1000
  • Daniel Panek
    signed 2020-04-15 22:22:41 +1000
  • Mia Madsen
    signed via 2020-04-15 21:55:59 +1000
  • Andrée Kimber
    signed 2020-04-15 21:49:38 +1000
  • Marie Hopper
    signed 2020-04-15 20:43:57 +1000
    This is outrageous and shocking. This must be stopped.
  • Lucy Wilson
    signed 2020-04-15 13:45:47 +1000
    Save Tasmania’s forests for the benefit of all beings now and into the future.
  • Sam Nolan
    signed 2020-04-15 12:27:06 +1000
  • Catherine Graham
    signed 2020-04-15 10:52:15 +1000
  • Haemish Cameron-Ripper
    signed 2020-04-15 09:26:40 +1000
  • Denis Harr
    signed 2020-04-15 02:03:05 +1000
  • Zezette Lindqvist
    signed 2020-04-15 00:00:38 +1000
  • Jasmine Leech
    signed 2020-04-14 22:10:53 +1000
  • Kate Christianson
    signed 2020-04-14 21:19:22 +1000
    We need our forests, now &forever <3
  • Andrew Parsons
    signed 2020-04-14 21:14:01 +1000
    Andrew Parsons
  • Lee Clunes
    signed 2020-04-14 20:34:29 +1000