4 results for month: 07/2011


Lend a hand, possums

By Kath Gannaway | 19th July 2011 02:00:26 AM http://www.starnewsgroup.com.au/mail/mountain-views/301/story/137137.html Protesters braved icy cold rain to draw attention to what they say is destruction of high-conservation forest that will sound the death knell for the endangered Leadbeater's Possum. DSE officers were re-checking logging coupes in Toolangi on Monday to confirm no Leadbeater's Possum habitat was being destroyed. The visit came after around 100 people protested on Sunday at the first of two logging coupes to be clear-felled on Sylvia Creek Road under the current VicForests Timber Release Plan (TRP) allocations. The group included ...

Protesters march to save Vic forest

Link to video: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-07-18/protesters-march-to-save-vic-forest/2798004 Updated July 18, 2011 08:42:48 Local residents and environmentalists have protested at Sylvia Creek north-east of Melbourne in the hope of preventing mountain ash trees from being cut down. (Catherine Garrett) Source: 7pm TV News VIC | Duration: 1min 38sec

Protesters try to stop logging of old forests at Sylvia Creek

Jessica Craven From: Herald Sun July 18, 2011 9:37AM http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/protesters-try-to-stop-logging-of-old-forests-at-sylvia-creek/story-fn7x8me2-1226096620172 UPDATE 12.21pm: CONSERVATIONISTS will try to halt a controversial logging operation northeast of Melbourne today. Protesters will walk into the logging exclusion zone at Sylvia Creek, near Toolangi, in a bid to stop logging work. Luke Chamberlain, spokesman for The Wilderness Society, said protesters wanted to stop the destruction of one of the few old forests in the area to survive the Black Saturday bushfires. "Logging must stop once anyone's on the site," ...

Rare possum ‘in trouble’

Adam Carey  July 23, 2011 http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/rare-possum-in-trouble-20110722-1ht5y.html The Leadbeater's possum will probably only last for another 30 to 40 years. Photo: Steven Siewert LOGGING has begun in native forest north-east of Melbourne that environmentalists claim is home to the endangered Leadbeater's possum. VicForests, the Victorian government's commercial forestry arm, began logging 19 hectares of forest at Sylvia Creek Road in the Toolangi State Forest yesterday. The Department of Sustainability and Environment has been ''rechecking'' the logging coupe this week, following protests by anti-logging groups, to see ...