Logging near the Ada Tree has highlighted tensions between conservation and the forest industry. Photo: Sarah Day
An independent scientific assessment into the conservation value of Victoria's most-loved tall forests reveals almost half are unprotected and open to logging.
The report debunks industry myths that more than 90% of these forests are somehow protected, they are not. The report reveals that, based on tenure alone, the forest industry has access to at least 42% of Victoria's eastern forests.
New Zealand’s forests and other land areas may be absorbing up to 60% more carbon dioxide than has been calculated, with much of this uptake likely occurring in native forests, NIWA scientists have discovered.