NSW Labor announced it would stop logging in "high value" forests in the mid-north coast, but critics say logging must end across the entire proposed Great Koala National Park area. Pip Hinman reports.
Local communities are fighting to stop New South Wales Forestry Corporation from logging an area critical for koala connectivity and habitat on the NSW mid-north coast. Ben Radford reports.
A group of about 80 activists from across the state climbed the steep mountain slopes in the Rubicon State Forest in Victoria’s Central Highlands on June 9 to highlight one of Victoria’s largest logged areas.
The group held a 25 metre-long banner saying “Save the Rubicon — Stop the Logging” and a second 13 metre-long banner saying “Forests for Life Not Logging” as they stood in the devastated landscape.
Federal and state governments are about to renew Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) to prolong industrial logging across 2 million hectares of New South Wales native forests. It is expected that an additional 100,000 hectares of native forest will be re-zoned for clear felling.
RFA renewals and burning native forests for energy is will mean the end of native forests.