PROTECT TASMANIA'S FORESTS
last updated 4 September 2006
** Save Tasmania's Forests! at The Petitionsite.com4 Spetember 2006
Target: John Gay, CEO, Gunns Limited
** Save the Weld Valley - Take Action Now
The Lower Weld Valley is currently unprotected after a logging moratorium ended when the Regional Forest Agreement was signed in 1997. It borders the Tasmanian South West World Heritage Area, and it has been recommended for protection by a number of Australian and International bodies, but the Tasmanian Government continues to clearfell and woodchip the Weld. There is a State Election coming up in Tasmania this year, and the Weld Valley is likely to become a big issue in the lead up. For further information and updates, see http://www.huon.org/weldvalley.
** Take Action to Fight The Pulp Mill, a $1.4 billion dollar project in northern Tasmania
Tamar Residents Action Committee http://www.tamar-trac.com
** The Tarkine is not yet Saved. Take Action Now
Largely unknown to most of the world, the Tarkine in Tasmania is Australia's largest tract of ancient intouched temperate rainforest. It doesn't even featrue on the tourism maps, but it is uppermost in the minds of Forestry Tasmania.
see Tarkine National Coalition
See also The Wilderness Society's campaign
Protect the Blue Tier. Visit www.bluetier.org.
The Styx Valley
Tasmania's Valley of the Giants- The Styx Valley is home to the world's tallest hardwood trees - majestic Swamp Gums which can grow up to 95 metres and over 400 years old. These giants are currently being felled for woodchips and sawlogs.
See Greenpeace's campaign with the Wordl's Tallest Tree Sit.
TAKE ACTION NOW: