Forests this week

Protect tarkayna/Tarkine (Bob Brown Foundation)

Around the country logging blockades and protests are happening and planned; a huge crowd turned out in Hobart to protect takayna/Tarkine in the run up to the Tasmanian election. Meanwhile the Victorian government sits on reported logging breaches by VicForests and the Great Forest National Park enters the Batman by-election


Thousands march in Hobart: a week out from the Tasmanian election, thousands marched on Sunday to protect takayna/Tarkine from logging, mining and the destruction of Aboriginal heritage by off-road vehicles. Labor and Liberal oppose protection for the Tarkine; the Greens will establish a national park.

Great Forest National Park

Batman by-election: forests and coalmines rock in city by-election: Sarah Rees in the Australian putting forests and the campaign for Victoria's ash forests to be protected in a new national park on the Batman by-election agenda

Illegal rainforest logging

Andrews government accused of 'impotent approach' to logging breaches: reported breaches of logging rules by VicForests (Victoria's state logging agency) up to two years old are still under investigation with no penalties applied. The breaches include rainforest logging in East Gippsland

Gladstone blockade - day 12

Bellingen Environment Centre: locals blockading the NSW Forestry Corporation from logging known koala habitat minutes from Bellingen.

Turning Greater Glider habitat into firewood

Our Strathbogie Forest: VicForests is plundering Strathbogie forests for a quick buck and the lowest quality forest product - firewood. And it's in a stronghold of the threatened Greater Glider

Mirboo North logging meeting 4 March

Preserve our Forests Mirboo North: local forests are up for the chop and the community is fighting back

The hidden crisis in the south-west

Watch the new WAFA video showing what's happening to the beautiful karri and jarrah forests in WA and calling on the Labor government to keep its promise