Updated: May 06, 2013
Australia has some of the most magnificent and biodiverse forests in the world. New science also shows they are some of the largest carbon banks on Earth, helping to reduce climate change as well as maintain our water supplies. Yet many of these ancient forests, particularly in Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales, are clearfelled, burnt, and turned into millions of tonnes of woodchips for paper and cardboard every year.
- Toolangi's forest sanctuary disappears - May 01, 2013
- Historic Tasmanian Forest Agreement legislation passed - April 30, 2013
- The Tasmanian Forest Agreement: your questions answered - April 30, 2013
- Upper House makes big changes to Forest Agreement - April 18, 2013
This week, state government logging agency, VicForests, sent logging contractors into one of the last mature and unburnt stands of forest near Toolangi, near Healesville.
After decades of conflict between forestry and conservation groups, a real path forward to the formal protection of new national parks and reserves in Tasmania has now been realised.
Debate on the legislation to implement the Tasmanian Forests Agreement – one of the final hurdles to secure historic protection for Tasmania’s forests - concluded yesterday with the Tasmanian Upper House adding amendments that significantly change the structure and delivery of the agreement.
- Volunteer with the Wilderness Society!
- Helena Aurora Ranges Camping Trip
- Forest tour: Melbourne to Central Highlands - Start: May 18, 2013
Become an advocate for Victoria's forests. Volunteer with the Wilderness Society Victoria today! Volunteering for the Wilderness Society gets you up, out of the house, involved and active. Volunteering for the Wilderness Society a great way to learn about campaigning for the environment, its also a handy way to network, gain professional skills and find your niche in the environment movement.
Join us this June long weekend for a guided camping trip to the pristine and untouched Helene Aurora ranges in the Great Western Woodlands.
Come with The Wilderness Society forest campaigners and volunteers to see the magnificent Central Highlands. Just one and a half hours from Melbourne, these beautiful forests are among the biggest carbon banks in the world. See them for yourself on May 18.