EEG Media releases

Brown Mountain's rare wildlife in landmark court case

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Environment East Gippsland has taken the bold move to sue the Victorian government's logging monopoly, VicForests in a bid to save what remains of Brown Mountains old growth and rare wildlife.

In September 2009, this group's application for an interim injunction to stop the planned logging of old growth forests on Brown Mountain was granted.
The main case will be heard in March 2010 and is set down to run for ten days.

Court upholds public interest in Brown Mountain forest proceedings

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Supreme Court today refused VicForests' application for up to $163,000 in security from a small environment group. VicForests was asking for this sum to be secured before a court injunction is granted to stop logging on Brown Mountain.

"If EEG had been required to pay such a large sum of money, it could have stifled an important piece of public interest litigation", said EEG spokesperson Jill Redwood.

Brown Mountain Potoroo Proves Jennings Wrong

Monday, August 24, 2009

Immediate protection for Brown Mountain’s forests, under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act has been triggered by an endangered species. The very same day that Environment Minister Gavin Jennings declared there were no Potoroos at Brown Mountain (Friday 21st August), the image of a Long-footed Potoroo was captured on infra-red movement sensing cameras (pictures available).

EEG legal injunction to stop logging at Brown Mountain

Friday, August 21, 2009

Environment East Gippsland has applied for an injunction in the Supreme Court of Victoria to stop the logging of Brown Mountain.
 

On Friday 21st August the Brumby Government announced the go-ahead to clearfell the controversial 600-800 year old forest along Brown Mountain Creek that they promised in 2006 would be the ‘old growth walk’ for tourists.
 

East Gippsland's trees - older than America's discovery

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Radiocarbon dating has confirmed that a recently logged old growth tree on Brown Mountain was growing before America was discovered.

"This is a significant find and should now see the government value and protect all our remaining ancient forests - not just as natural relics but as ancient carbon stores", said Jill Redwood from Environment East Gippsland. "These mammoth trees have taken 6-800 years to grow and store their carbon - it takes an hour to cut them down. So much for claims of sustainability."

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