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

Gail Staples
Ann Lazzaro
Kris Batty
Kieran Audley
Adam Peter Maguire
Claudia Canny
Renee Engl
Sambodh Elliott
Kevin Goodwin
guy clifford
John Hillcoat
Ian Gaillard
Joan Cassels
Donna Carey
Sally Mathrick
Tristan Molinie
Linda Gill
Viviana Creagh
Sally Neaves
Michelle Sheather
Barry Hicks
Bruce McQueen
David Berg
Kelvin Davies
John Seed
Susie Russell
100 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Gail Staples
    signed 2018-02-15 10:25:23 +1100
  • Ann Lazzaro
    signed 2018-02-15 08:04:29 +1100
  • Kris Batty
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-02-15 00:44:49 +1100
    Sign the petition: Northern NSW Forests: Too Precious To Plunder
  • Kris Batty
    @christinebatty2 tweeted link to this page. 2018-02-15 00:44:46 +1100
  • Kris Batty
    signed 2018-02-15 00:44:13 +1100
  • Kieran Audley
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-02-14 22:44:03 +1100
    Sign the petition: Northern NSW Forests: Too Precious To Plunder
  • Kieran Audley
    signed 2018-02-14 22:43:32 +1100
  • Adam Peter Maguire
    signed 2018-02-14 22:12:44 +1100
  • Claudia Canny
    signed 2018-02-14 22:04:30 +1100
  • Renee Engl
    signed 2018-02-14 16:45:02 +1100
  • Sambodh Elliott
    signed 2018-02-14 11:32:02 +1100
    Read “Barkskins” by Annie Proulx for the North American clearing of forests and the effects on the aboriginal populations.
  • Kevin Goodwin
    signed 2018-02-14 09:50:37 +1100
  • guy clifford
    signed 2018-02-14 09:06:49 +1100
  • John Hillcoat
    signed 2018-02-14 08:36:01 +1100
  • Ian Gaillard
    signed 2018-02-13 18:05:01 +1100
  • Joan Cassels
    signed via 2018-02-12 14:20:43 +1100
  • Donna Carey
    signed via 2018-02-12 07:26:20 +1100
  • Sally Mathrick
    signed via 2018-02-11 21:55:03 +1100
  • Tristan Molinie
    signed 2018-02-10 23:30:39 +1100
    Australian old remaining forests lover. Hope they will survive.
  • Linda Gill
    signed 2018-02-10 20:49:40 +1100
    We want #Forest4Wildlife #Forest4Water #Forest4Climate

    #Fores4People not #Forests 4 #Woodpellets to burn.

    Our threatened fauna are near extinction while our State government gives carriage to this atrocity with impunity!
  • Viviana Creagh
    signed via 2018-02-10 08:55:30 +1100
    I’m with John Seed , this has to be stopped …Yet another environmental insanity and close to home .
  • Sally Neaves
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-02-10 07:01:39 +1100
    Sign the petition: Northern NSW Forests: Too Precious To Plunder
  • Sally Neaves
    signed via 2018-02-10 07:01:16 +1100
  • Michelle Sheather
    signed via 2018-02-09 21:40:28 +1100
  • Barry Hicks
    signed via 2018-02-09 18:50:06 +1100
  • Bruce McQueen
    signed via 2018-02-09 18:08:32 +1100
  • David Berg
    signed via 2018-02-09 18:02:05 +1100
    David Berg
  • Kelvin Davies
    signed via 2018-02-09 16:48:19 +1100
  • John Seed
    signed 2018-02-09 15:07:35 +1100
  • Susie Russell
    signed 2018-02-09 13:24:43 +1100
    For the Earth!


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