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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.

The world’s forests will collapse if we don’t learn to say ‘no’

Friday, February 5, 2016

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An alarming new study has shown that the world’s forests are not only disappearing rapidly, but that areas of “core forest” — remote interior areas critical for disturbance-sensitive wildlife and ecological processes — are vanishing even faster.

Stopping the Chopping: forest defence in Victoria

Sunday, December 20, 2015

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The forests of East Gippsland, Victoria, continue to fall victim to an over-subsidised and under-regulated forestry industry. While some threatened species of flora and fauna should enjoy legal protection, the regulations are too-often ignored in the quest to make a dollar out of an unsustainable plunder. Thankfully, there are people on the ground to defend the forest and get in the way of the machines if need be. A powerful combination of legal action and direct protest have catalysed a recent win for the forests on the St Patrick's River, East Gippsland.

Guests:

Jill Redwood - Environment East Gippsland

Ed Hill - Goongerah Environment Centre

Image: logging halted on Tuesday 15th December, 2015. The machines were soon withdrawn from the area.

- See more at: http://www.3cr.org.au/earthmatters/episode-201512201100/stopping-choppin...

The forests of East Gippsland, Victoria, continue to fall victim to an over-subsidised and under-regulated forestry industry. While some threatened species of flora and fauna should enjoy legal protection, the regulations are too-often ignored in the quest to make a dollar out of an unsustainable plunder. Thankfully, there are people on the ground to defend the forest and get in the way of the machines if need be. A powerful combination of legal action and direct protest have catalysed a recent win for the forests on the St Patrick's River, East Gippsland.

Guests:

Jill Redwood - Environment East Gippsland

Ed Hill - Goongerah Environment Centre

Image: logging halted on Tuesday 15th December, 2015. The machines were soon withdrawn from the area.

- See more at: http://www.3cr.org.au/earthmatters/episode-201512201100/stopping-choppin...

The forests of East Gippsland, Victoria, continue to fall victim to an over-subsidised and under-regulated forestry industry. While some threatened species of flora and fauna should enjoy legal protection, the regulations are too-often ignored in the quest to make a dollar out of an unsustainable plunder. Thankfully, there are people on the ground to defend the forest and get in the way of the machines if need be. A powerful combination of legal action and direct protest have catalysed a recent win for the forests on the St Patrick's River, East Gippsland.

Guests:

Jill Redwood - Environment East Gippsland

Ed Hill - Goongerah Environment Centre

Image: logging halted on Tuesday 15th December, 2015. The machines were soon withdrawn from the area.

- See more at: http://www.3cr.org.au/earthmatters/episode-201512201100/stopping-choppin...

East Gippsland Logging halted on Tuesday 15th December, 2015

Logging halted on Tuesday 15th December, 2015. The machines were soon withdrawn from the area.

The forests of East Gippsland, Victoria, continue to fall victim to an over-subsidised and under-regulated forestry industry. While some threatened species of flora and fauna should enjoy legal protection, the regulations are too-often ignored in the quest to make a dollar out of an unsustainable plunder. Thankfully, there are people on the ground to defend the forest and get in the way of the machines if need be. A powerful combination of legal action and direct protest have catalysed a recent win for the forests on the St Patrick's River, East Gippsland.

Rare ferns, rainforest species found in Victorian forest earmarked for logging, environment group says

Monday, July 20, 2015

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Kuark forest

Kuark Forest, outside Orbost, has been earmarked for logging. ABC News: Elise Kinsella

Rare ferns and rainforest species have been discovered in a part of the Eastern Victoria region that is earmarked for logging, according to an environment group.

Nine hundred giant native trees felled in VicRoads planning blunder

Monday, July 6, 2015

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Helen Lewers, Gavin Jamieson and Kate Vivian next to a tree which has been turned into mulch during construction

Helen Lewers, Gavin Jamieson and Kate Vivian next to a tree which has been turned into mulch during construction. Photo:Simon O'Dwyer

A planning blunder has led to the destruction of almost 900 towering old native trees after VicRoads severely underestimated the environmental impact of a highway project it is managing.

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