Andrews Government #IntlForestDay legacy – failure to protect native forests

There is more value being created by apiarists using Strathbogie Forest than Vicforests. It is time to shut down the logging operations.

Our Strathbogie Forest

DSCN7385On 2019 International Day of Forests, Save our Strathbogie Forest group calls on the Victorian Government to show leadership on protecting our native forests for their increasingly urgent roles in mitigating the climate crisis and biodiversity crisis.

The Andrews Government has the worst record of any Government in more than sixty years in terms of creating new parks and reserves. There is a powerful case for protecting the Strathbogie Forest now to help deliver on the Government’s commitments in its 2037 Biodiversity Plan and to help mitigate the urgent climate crisis by saving our forests as carbon stores, now.

Background facts

  • March 21st is United Nations’ International Day of Forests
  • The Andrews Government is still hellbent on logging native forests, and has  announced four logging coupes to be logged in the Strathbogie Forest, despite the strong scientific evidence of their important role in carbon sequestration, climate mitigation, increased water yields…

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