Logging and Clearfell

Call To End Special Treatment For The Logging Industry

Thursday, May 19, 2016

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Victorian conservationists who’ve saved a colony of threatened Greater Gliders from loggers say the latest victory is further evidence the Federal Government should tear up the Regional Forestry Agreements, which exempt native forest logging from national environmental law.

Legal eagles protect forest habitat

Monday, May 2, 2016

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Our forests are under pressure. Victoria is the most cleared state in Australia, so the forests left there are crucial habitat for wildlife like the greater glider and yellow-bellied glider. New species are still being discovered in our forests, such as the East Gippsland Galaxias fish. That makes it all the more shocking that state logging agency VicForests doesn't do what the law requires them to when it comes to checking for threatened species in areas slated for logging.

Danya Jacobs is Environmental Justice Australia's Forest Defence Lawyer. She uses her legal skills to defend patches of forest that might otherwise be lost to logging. From last-minute injunctions to educating citizen scientists so their evidence is courtroom quality, Danya has a wealth of legal experience and a passion for forests. Danya will be sharing the story of our forest defence work and the challenges she works to overcome at a Forest Briefing.

DELWP to investigate VicForests for logging protected rainforests

Friday, April 1, 2016

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For the third time in as many months, a Gippsland-based environmental organisation has blown the whistle on VicForests for logging potentially protected rainforest in the region.

On Thursday, the Goongerah Environment Centre (GECO) announced it had blown the whistle on Victoria’s commercial logging business, VicForests, triggering an investigation by the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP).

In a statement released yesterday, GECO stated that its recent surveys in East Gippsland revealed logging had occurred in rainforest buffer zones where rare and endangered species had been identified.

Just who should be certified?

Saturday, March 12, 2016

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AUTHOR Jared Diamond, in his groundbreaking 2005 book Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive, has a small seven or eight-page section on the creation and development of the Forest Stewardship Council in the early 1990s, and its progress to 2003-2004.

Stripping Tasmania of ancient forests and endangered species habitat fails to gain FSC for Forestry Tasmania

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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The Bob Brown Foundation will continue to call for secure protection for endangered species and native forests in the wake of Forestry Tasmania’s comprehensi

East Gippsland logging faces fresh court challenge over endangered species

Thursday, February 18, 2016

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Activists have launched legal action against VicForests, alleging it is not properly protecting species such as the Yellow-bellied Glider are to be logged Photo: Ed Hill, Goongerah Environment Centre

Victoria's logging regime is facing a new legal challenge, this time over alleged failures to properly detect and protect endangered species in East Gippsland forest slated for harvesting.