Stop Incinerating Native Forests


 

The post-logging burns happening right now in Tasmania's wild forests are carried out behind locked gates by the government logging agency Forestry Tasmania.

Every autumn, wildlife-rich native forests are hacked to the ground at a cost to the taxpayer of tens of millions of dollars. The forest remnants are then scraped into waste debris piles and burnt by incendiaries dropped from helicopters.

 

 

These post-logging infernos fill Tasmania's air with toxic fumes as millions of tons of carbon are released into our struggling atmosphere. 

Incinerating old forests and growing young monocultures in short cycles has a hugely detrimental effect on climate, biodiversity, native species and river health and increases the incidence of bushfires from escaped burns.

 

 

We must stop this decimation of our forests, the carbon they store and their unique wildlife.  

Tell our government to Stop Incinerating Native Forests. Instead, native forests should be protected for their climate, wildlife, economic and water values.

See the forests that Forestry Tasmania wants to burn next here.

 


 

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If you have any information or would like to get involved, contact Courtney, drop into our nipaluna / Hobart Campaign Centre or phone 03 6494 0620.

 


 

 


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  • Manderlee Anstice
    published this page in Native Forests 2022-03-23 09:48:45 +1100
  • Louise Lamont
    followed this page 2020-04-03 09:13:46 +1100
  • Margo Van Der Voort
    commented 2020-03-31 07:13:02 +1100
    I feel deeply distressed that in the midst of Covid19 crisis, planned burns are taking place around me in Victoria. Having endured weeks of air pollution and dense bushfire smoke inhalation, our lungs are already compromised and many people have died. How many we will never know. Logging and burning of of the 60% timber ‘waste’ is NOT essential. Planned burns must be BANNED right now. I can see a citizen class action coming once this pandemic is over.
    I have chronic sinus congestion and my lungs have suffered from last summers’ fall out of toxic smoke. Halt all logging in NSW and Victoria and work on a transition for timber workers into different industries. This must stop, our planet is sick, forests contain virusses and now we’re living the nightmare of our own destruction/ecocide.
  • Alan Hill
    commented 2020-03-29 20:39:23 +1100
    So very sad about this destruction,l am trying to send an email but can’t get the page to open.