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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  • Sharna Tuohy
    signed 2020-04-10 16:00:42 +1000
    #SAVE TASSIES FORRESTS
  • Jane Unwin
    signed 2020-04-10 15:52:49 +1000
  • Lola Rushartland
    signed 2020-04-10 15:49:32 +1000
  • Emma-Leigh Paternoster
    signed 2020-04-10 15:48:01 +1000
  • Simon Pettit
    signed 2020-04-10 14:30:01 +1000
  • Danuta Bieber
    signed 2020-04-10 14:25:31 +1000
  • Teri Shore
    signed 2020-04-10 14:03:40 +1000
  • Jasmin Jau
    signed 2020-04-10 14:02:20 +1000
  • Wendy Carlson
    signed 2020-04-10 13:56:06 +1000
  • Susan Rhodes
    signed 2020-04-10 13:41:57 +1000
    Go to these places, and you would never want to chop these beautiful trees down. Please Go. We lost so much in the fires, trees are gold 💓
  • tess schofield
    signed 2020-04-10 13:22:29 +1000
  • Chris Bates
    signed 2020-04-10 13:19:45 +1000
  • Christine Read
    signed 2020-04-10 13:18:38 +1000
    I am horrified that more land is being released for logging – especially when it was previously given protection. This is nothing short of criminal. Please give back protection to this wonderful eco-system.
  • matthew nicol
    signed 2020-04-10 13:06:16 +1000
  • Shona Wilson
    signed 2020-04-10 12:56:58 +1000
  • Silvia Jau
    signed 2020-04-10 12:34:21 +1000
  • Kirsten Laurie
    signed 2020-04-10 09:31:45 +1000
  • Ashleigh Turvey
    signed 2020-04-10 08:35:42 +1000
  • Ian Dixon
    signed 2020-04-10 08:30:16 +1000
  • Madelaine Scott
    signed 2020-04-10 08:04:29 +1000
    I really can’t believe this is even happening!

    PLEASE Stop logging Tasmania’s native forests now! Or any forest!!!

    Start restoring them for the for the planet and all living Things!

    Madelaine
  • Debbie Saunders
    signed 2020-04-10 08:00:49 +1000
  • Jane Marriott
    signed 2020-04-10 07:23:44 +1000
  • Steph Finlayson
    signed 2020-04-10 07:04:35 +1000
  • Barbara Marshall
    signed 2020-04-10 06:13:10 +1000
    I can’t believe this is even happening! Stop logging Tasmania’s native forests now! Start restoring them for the sake of the planet and all living beings on it. Amen.
  • Hugo Pinçon
    signed 2020-04-10 05:52:21 +1000
    Astonishing to see that bushfire took away so much of precious forests that are considered world’s sanctuary, and now you’re logging some of what’s left? You deserve to rot in the jail you put migrant kids in, or face the social exclusion and silent genocide you put on your aboriginal people. Shame.
  • Amanda Barnes
    signed 2020-04-10 05:39:23 +1000
  • Bridgette McDonald
    signed 2020-04-10 02:58:19 +1000
    Bridgette McDonald
  • Sarah Masson-Forbes
    signed 2020-04-10 01:02:17 +1000
    STOP DESTROYING OUR FORESTS. BE SMART. START GAINING FROM ALL THAT THEY PROVIDE US.
  • Lucinda Strong
    signed 2020-04-09 23:16:01 +1000
  • Beatrice Farquhar-Jones
    signed 2020-04-09 22:03:58 +1000
    I am a 17 year old Tasmanian. These forests have been here for a long time, and should be here for my generation, my children’s, and future generations. There is no need to put these forests at risk, as we are already fulfilling our timber needs; this is especially evident considering the forests ability to draw carbon emissions from the atmosphere and fight the climate crisis. Climate change will negatively affect Tasmanians, Australians, and everyone in the world. We can already see this from the most widespread coral bleaching event in recorded history that the Great Barrier Reef has experienced (due to raising temperatures) that is taking place as as I type this. These forests provide much more longevity in benefits for Australia and Tasmania than for the timber industry, so stop using taxpayer money to prop up an unsustainable industry. Instead, invest in your people and their future.