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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  • Dana Flahavin
    signed via 2020-04-13 11:30:25 +1000
  • Emily Dowling
    signed 2020-04-13 11:19:27 +1000
    Do not do this to Tasmania. Our forests, environment, native wildlife and eco tourism are the last frontier in a world that has already lost so much. Do not put a price on the priceless.
  • Josephine Muir
    signed 2020-04-13 07:20:53 +1000
  • Conny Brieden
    signed 2020-04-12 21:27:40 +1000
  • Lakshmi Mayhew
    signed via 2020-04-12 21:12:46 +1000
  • Renae Clark
    signed via 2020-04-12 20:46:35 +1000
  • Lauren Johnson
    signed via 2020-04-12 20:45:06 +1000
  • Pia Om
    signed 2020-04-12 19:29:10 +1000
  • Natalie Klein
    signed 2020-04-12 19:18:14 +1000
  • Silvi Geidel
    signed 2020-04-12 17:51:08 +1000
  • Gerald Josephson
    signed via 2020-04-12 16:50:19 +1000
    This is an appalling use of funds at this time when our attention is focussed on dealing with the virus. Shame on you!
  • Bojana Javorac
    signed 2020-04-12 15:20:17 +1000
  • Margaret Briggs
    signed 2020-04-12 15:19:29 +1000
  • Molly Glenn
    signed 2020-04-12 13:40:46 +1000
    system change not climate change !!!
  • Iris Freeman
    signed via 2020-04-12 13:17:56 +1000
  • Sarah Cooling
    signed 2020-04-12 13:15:47 +1000
    Save Tassie forests
  • Owen Goodacre
    signed 2020-04-12 12:28:49 +1000
  • Sue Lafferty
    signed 2020-04-12 11:58:18 +1000
    There will be a massive amount of environmental damage resulting from all this logging activity. It will lead to a huge loss of habitat for animals and birds which have already suffered significant number losses to the point of becoming extinct.

    When are governments going to learn that they can’t keep pillaging and raping the environment to make money? This is criminal negligence of the environment!
  • Ilona Whiley
    signed 2020-04-12 11:02:49 +1000
  • Darren Briggs
    signed 2020-04-12 10:55:03 +1000
  • Hannah Glasson
    signed 2020-04-12 10:44:46 +1000
    Stop logging precious habitats. You are killing life.
  • Ina Reichelt
    signed 2020-04-12 10:32:02 +1000
  • Shelley Ridgway
    signed 2020-04-12 09:37:28 +1000
  • Christine Rowland
    signed 2020-04-12 09:28:54 +1000
  • kate goyen
    signed 2020-04-12 09:05:21 +1000
  • Audrey Mcdonnell
    signed 2020-04-12 08:39:57 +1000
    Disgusting that this can be allowed to happen after all that has happened. People in power should be ashamed of themselves!!
  • Sandra Reed
    signed 2020-04-12 08:36:09 +1000
    We are in climate crisis with the greatest causes fossil fuels and deforestation. For our very survival it is imperative that we protect our forests and ecosystems. Trees are one of our few defences against climate change. They filter both air and soil and encourage rainfall as well as store carbon and provide us with oxygen.
  • Emily McDonnell
    signed 2020-04-12 07:49:05 +1000
  • Sienna De Angelis
    signed 2020-04-12 07:43:44 +1000
  • Thomas Lorenz
    signed 2020-04-12 07:21:24 +1000