2 results for month: 07/2010


VicForests denies illegal logging claims

Posted July 1, 2010, 20:00:00http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/07/01/2942598.htm?site=melbourne&section=newsVictorian timber arm VicForests has denied it is illegally cutting down old trees and threatening endangered species in logging operations north-east of Melbourne.The environmental body Flora and Fauna Research Collective has today launched court action against VicForests.It is accusing the state-owned timber entity of breaching the Sustainable Forests Timber Act, through logging operations near Toolangi, north of Healesville.The collective claims VicForests is illegally cutting down old trees in the area and threatening the ...

VicForest charge

By Kath Gannaway - 6th July 2010 02:00:32 AM http://www.starnewsgroup.com.au/story/91185 MyEnvironment member Adam Menary says current forestry   A PRELIMINARY hearing into claims VicForests has illegally logged Leadbeater’s possum habitat in Toolangi will be heard at Ringwood Magistrates’ Court in August. Research group The Fauna and Flora Research Collective has brought criminal charges against the State Government’s forestry arm in what the collective and local environment groups are hailing as a “landmark legal case”.Solicitor acting on behalf of TFFRC, Vanessa Bleyer told the Mail VicForests had been charged on summons with offences ...