Take Action for the Weld Valley
Tell the Premier and the Minister for Infrastructure, Energy and Resources that the Weld Valley is worth more than woodchips!
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.
Please write to Paul Lennon and Brian Green and tell them to protect the precious Lower Weld Valley for future generations.
Email the Premier of Tasmania, Paul Lennon: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email Bryan Green, Minister for Infrastructure, Energy and Resources :Minister@dier.tas.gov.au
Email Eric Abetz, Federal Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation: email@example.com
Or write via snail mail to any of these politicians to: Parliament House, CANBERRA, ACT, 2600.
Here is a form letter, unless you wish to write your own: Dear....
I am very concerned for the future of Tasmania's old growth forests. I am asking you to call for a moratorium on the destruction of all World Heritage Nominated Forests.
There is a rapidly increasing amount of community support for the protection of the Lower Weld Valley in Southern Tasmania.
The Lower Weld Valley still contains vast swathes of old growth wilderness areas, a pristine river, threatened and unknown species and other ecological and cultural values that make it of World Heritage Value. The Lower Weld Valley is in dire need of protection.
The long overdue protection of the Lower Weld Valley as an extension of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area must be implemented for a viable and sustainable future for southern Tasmania.
Visit http://www.huon.org/weldvalley to find out how else you can help, and how to visit the tree-sit village that has been protecting the northern side of the Weld Valley from logging since January 2005.
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