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.