Northern NSW Forests: Too Precious To Plunder

Open letter to the political leaders of Australia and NSW

Twenty years ago Governments agreed to exempt logging from Federal Environment laws. Since that time several iconic species affected by logging have moved closer to extinction. These include the Koala, whose numbers in northern NSW have halved, and the Greater Glider.

Many other animals and plants are likely on the same trajectory, but our Governments haven't bothered to find out. The promised monitoring and research hasn't happened. There has been no investigation into the impact of the logging rules and whether they are fit for purpose. How many animal and plant populations that were present in a forest prior to logging are still there?

Now, when our wildlife and our waterways are threatened by climate change our political leaders have decided to extend Logging Contracts for a further 20 years. Now, when our forests need to be nurtured and repaired to give them resilience to survive the increasing threats of drought, bushfire, invasive species and human caused fragmentation, our political leaders want to weaken environmental protections and intensify logging. 

Now when we need to be investing in renewable energy our Governments propose to truck millions of small logs out of the forests to be woodchipped and compressed into pellets, to feed into power stations as a coal replacement. They are supporting more dirty smokestacks that produce climate destroying greenhouse gases and further devastation to our forests, coral reefs, wildlife and waterways.

If you are a genuine political leader, now is the time to show yourself. We need leaders who will stand up for nature. We need leaders who care about the future of our planet. We need leaders who understand the climate change path we are on, and are prepared to take action on many fronts to help us and our natural places to survive.

Will you refuse to allow new Wood Contracts? Refuse to allow native forests to be burnt in power stations? Refuse to allow forests to be cleared and degraded and environmental regulations weakened?

Will you stand up for forests? Will you commit to leaving them in the ground, to grow old in peace and bring benefits to all? To provide protection for wildlife, store carbon, make oxygen, improve water quality, increase stream flow, and provide places where we can visit, relax, and enjoy their marvellousness.

For the Forests!

 

 

Who's signing

Regina Brinsmead
Jan McNicol
Constance Garcia-Barrio
jill lamshed
John Lewis
Brendan Shoebridge
Sally Newham
Kerrie Smith
Hannah Vasiliades
Liz Downes
Marion Silk
Susie Hearder
Tania Douthwaite
Ladis Sosa
Gail Brennan
Elizabeth Bragg
Nicola Hanna
Jim Enright
Steve Hord
Lin Bell
Jenny Mac
Geoff Woolfenden
Janet Ogle
pete bakos
Peter Fackender
112 SIGNATURES
100 signatures

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  • Regina Brinsmead
    signed 2018-12-05 10:51:06 +1100
  • Jan McNicol
    signed 2018-10-15 17:39:17 +1100
    More appalling environmental news.
  • Constance Garcia-Barrio
    signed 2018-09-12 12:09:17 +1000
    Constance Garcia-Barrio
  • jill lamshed
    signed via 2018-07-05 21:27:31 +1000
  • John Lewis
    signed 2018-07-01 09:58:40 +1000
  • Brendan Shoebridge
    signed 2018-06-07 11:54:38 +1000
    You have got to be kidding – another battle for the forests?! At a time when we should be locking away every bit of forest we can in order to save our necks?! The people of the Northern Rivers have fought before and will fight again, all the way. Enough insanity already !! We need to be solving these massive complex problems, not creating new ones.
  • Sally Newham
    signed 2018-04-15 19:19:09 +1000
  • Kerrie Smith
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-04-04 13:06:48 +1000
    Sign the petition: Northern NSW Forests: Too Precious To Plunder
  • Kerrie Smith
    signed 2018-04-04 13:06:20 +1000
  • Hannah Vasiliades
    signed 2018-03-31 11:54:17 +1100
  • Liz Downes
    signed 2018-03-30 11:23:27 +1100
  • Marion Silk
    signed via 2018-03-10 14:15:02 +1100
    I totally agree with the open letter above – We need to protect our forests and wildlife, not wipe them out. This is an important environmental and heritage issue.
  • Susie V Hearder
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-03-09 17:12:41 +1100
    Sign the petition: Northern NSW Forests: Too Precious To Plunder
  • Susie Hearder
    signed via 2018-03-09 17:12:02 +1100
    Protect all forests now before they fall silent.
  • Tania Douthwaite
    signed via 2018-03-03 01:23:01 +1100
  • Ladis Sosa
    signed 2018-02-28 05:13:00 +1100
    Keep up the good work to protect our environment!
  • Gail Brennan
    signed 2018-02-27 14:36:07 +1100
    “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” … As the great parliamentarian Edmund Burke said,
  • Elizabeth Bragg
    signed via 2018-02-24 11:03:17 +1100
  • Nicola Hanna
    signed 2018-02-20 12:36:23 +1100
  • Jim Enright
    signed 2018-02-20 11:56:23 +1100
  • Susie Russell
    followed this page 2018-02-19 12:53:49 +1100
  • followed this page 2018-02-19 12:53:35 +1100
  • Steve Hord
    signed via 2018-02-17 16:49:12 +1100
    Blessings and Cheers for creating awareness and committing to change!
  • Steve Hord
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-02-17 16:48:17 +1100
    Please get behind this guys...So much love to you John, My Brother! Northern NSW Forests: Too Precious To Plunder.
  • Lin Bell
    signed 2018-02-17 08:34:04 +1100
  • Jenny Mac
    signed via 2018-02-16 19:07:52 +1100
  • Geoff Woolfenden
    signed 2018-02-16 13:36:49 +1100
  • Janet Ogle
    signed 2018-02-16 10:12:55 +1100
    I love rainforest , diversity of life before profit … sustain life
  • pete bakos
    signed via 2018-02-15 19:10:13 +1100
  • Peter Fackender
    signed 2018-02-15 16:48:15 +1100

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