As well as the recent story about the massive areas of blue gums being bulldozed and burnt due to the MIS failure (see article here)– this 7:30 Report shows that those plantations have now become the habitat of many koalas. But they are being killed in their hundreds – if they’re lucky. Many suffer horrific injuries and are just left to die slowly.
What makes this story more interesting is that the managing director of the Australian Bluegum Plantations (ABP) is also the Chair of the Forest Stewardship Council! The very group which has granted the FSC enviro-tick for ABP plantation management!