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Rejection of divisive forest legislation welcome—proper protection needed

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A Legislative Council rejection of the Hodgman Government’s chaotic and divisive legislation to log high conservation value forest reserves is a welcome step, but in no way delivers a resolution to the issue of forest conservation in Tasmania, The Wilderness Society said in response to the seven-to-five vote for common sense.
 
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Nitens solution welcome, Hodgman should reconsider FT plantation sale for native forest logging subsidy

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The confirmation today that a solution has finally been found for how to process and market nitens plantation logs into construction and appearance-grade sawn timber is welcome, and should prompt a rethink of the Hodgman Government’s plans to flog-off Forestry Tasmania’s (FT) nitens plantation estate to subsidise ongoing native forest logging.
 
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FLOATMO: A great chance for all water lovers to stand up for Tassie

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The Wilderness Society today got behind this weekend’s floatilla protest against salmon giant Tassal’s belligerent plan to kick-off industrial-scale salmon farming on Tasmania’s iconic East Coast. FLOATMO, on Hobart’s waterfront this Sunday, is an opportunity for Tasmanians to get out and show their support for the protection of Tasmania’s pristine East Coast. The Wilderness Society has called on all water lovers—whether river, lake or ocean—to get out on their craft and help protect Tasmania’s coastline.
 
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Hodgman Government turns its back on Howard land clearing promise

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The Hodgman Government has abandoned a longstanding promise to limit and end land clearing in Tasmania, removing protections for Tasmania’s native forests in a policy reversal that takes environmental protection back over 20 years. Yesterday, the Hodgman Government released its Permanent Native Forest Estate Policy which:
 

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