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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  • Kristen Wilson
    signed 2020-04-10 18:25:22 +1000
  • Birgit Versuemer
    signed 2020-04-10 18:20:12 +1000
    I have lived and traveled to many places in Australia. And seen lots of beautiful, ancient and healthy forests. It’s a shame that the government has nothing else to do as to destroy huge part of incredible forest, rather than putting money in their health system to properly test people of COVID19, invent a vaccine or medication against this virus to therefore be able provide helpful service as well as numbers of affected people. I’m sick of seeing people from the government acting on their own and in an unhealthy manner towards the world, destroying living and making our world system become more vulnerable. Australia should at least let people vote before chopping down trees and causes loads of living creatures to die.
  • Sian Slowik
    signed 2020-04-10 17:32:27 +1000
  • Aaditya Arya
    signed 2020-04-10 17:12:46 +1000
  • George Chandler
    signed 2020-04-10 17:12:13 +1000
    Peter Gutwein stop wasteing taxpayer funds propping up the unprofitable logging industry. Invest our money in something which will generate a real future for my children.
  • Sandra Shrubb
    signed 2020-04-10 16:38:45 +1000
  • Christopher Goldspink
    signed 2020-04-10 16:33:49 +1000
  • Atholie Harden
    signed 2020-04-10 16:32:07 +1000
    The country and the planet can not afford to log anymore old growth forests. Tasmania should , for all its wealth of natural places, be leading the world on how to combat climate change. Instead it is doing the opposite and destroying the very things that may save our planet for a quick profit. SHAME!
  • Anna Garcia Galera
    signed 2020-04-10 16:04:11 +1000
  • Holly Brown
    signed 2020-04-10 16:01:49 +1000
  • 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