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 The machines were soon withdrawn from the area.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 The machines were soon withdrawn from the area.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.

Listen to the audio here
Guests:
Jill Redwood - Environment East Gippsland (http://www.eastgippsland.net.au/)
Ed Hill - Goongerah Environment Centre (http://www.geco.org.au)

 

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