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You're invited to our annual gathering!

6 October, 2014
It's that time of year again – the Wilderness Society Inc is hosting its Annual General Meeting!

Wilderness Society Inc Annual General Meeting 2014

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Karstens – Level 8, 123 Queen Street, Melbourne

Protecting our World Heritage forests

29 April, 2014
World Heritage is supposed to be a great thing, right?
World Heritage listings are a cause for celebration.

Andrews Government needs to promote industry reform and forest conservation while supporting workers

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With the news that Australian Sustainable Hardwoods intends to close its Heyfield mill, the Andrews Government must lead to create a sustainable industry and to protect Victoria's forests. “Victorians want solutions that protect the environment and put industry on a truly sustainable footing, including to secure regional jobs—both in the industry and in the other significant sectors of tourism and agriculture,” said Wilderness Society Victorian Campaigns Manager Amelia Young.

Call for Hodgman to reconsider FT plantation sale after Heyfield plantation-based sawmill move

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The concept of the Hayfield sawmill relocating to Tasmania to process low-grade Eucalyptus nitens plantation logs into high value-sawn timber products signals a welcome technological development in the processing of plantation timber and highlights the short-sightedness of the Hodgman Government’s sell-off of publicly-owned nitens plantation resource to subsidise Forestry Tasmania’s native forest logging operations.

Heyfield wood supply problematic, no matter who owns sawmill

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  Sawmill uses Mountain Ash forests that are critically endangered Forests are in need of protection Governments and mills owners knew of looming wood supply issues Reports that the Victorian Government may buy the Heyfield timber mill do not fix the problems with the mill’s wood supply.

Logging industry’s problems caused by lack of wood, not lack of Leadbeater’s Possums and threatened species

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  Overlogging and Black Saturday bushfires have cut the wood supply Logging excluded from less than 3000 hectares of Leadbeater’s Possum habitat Heyfield mill demands $40 million, much more than the $28 million owners paid for mill Years of overlogging Victoria’s forests combined with the disastrous impacts of the 2009 bushfires have created a genuine challenge for the people and workers of Heyfield, and for the Andrews Government.

Because of you,

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Thank you for standing up for Western Australia’s Helena Aurora Range. It’s because of people like you that we’ve been able to protect the range thus far.