Protesters stand firm on logging in Sylvia Creek

BY MELISSA CUNNINGHAM 02 Aug, 2011 04:00 AM http://www.maroondahweekly.com.au/news/local/news/general/protesters-stand-firm-on-logging-in-sylvia-creek/2244177.aspx?src=email RALLIES have continued in the city and in the forest coupes of Sylvia Creek as protesters vow to stay united in their stance against logging by VicForests. More than 40 protesters - including Toolangi residents, city conservationists and members of the Wilderness Society and My Environment - stood outside Premier Ted Baillieu's office in Camberwell for more than two hours on Thursday. They ...

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Is your Office Paper destroying our forests?

by Treehuggers 06/06/2011 http://www.streetcorner.com.au/news/showPost.cfm?bid=21438&mycomm=WC The Problem Producing Reflex Paper from native forest wood impacts our climate, water and wildlife. Australian Paper, makers of Reflex, is the largest domestic purchaser of pulplogs from Victoria's native forests. These native forests are the most carbon dense known to science on Earth. Logging and post-logging burning releases enormous amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Protecting Victoria's forests - both existing old growth forests and allowing ...

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Leadbeater’s patrol helps feed possums

BY MELISSA CUNNINGHAM 07 Jun, 2011 04:00 AM http://www.maroondahweekly.com.au/news/local/news/general/leadbeaters-patrol-helps-feed-possums/2186137.aspx FOR the past two winters, Friends of Leadbeater's Possum volunteers have skied and snow-shuffled their way across the Lake Mountain plateau above Marysville twice a week to feed the endangered possums. Natural food has been scarce for the endangered possum during the critical winter months since the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires ravaged the Yarra Ranges National Park. Volunteers provide food that includes a nectar ...

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Protesters call for halt to logging at Toolangi

Mark DeBono Updated August 17, 2011 14:30:37 More than 50 people have staged a protest against logging in a forest north-east of Melbourne. The group is calling on the Government to take action to stop logging in the Sylvia Creek Forest near Toolangi, which it says is home to the endangered leadbeater possum. The Wilderness Society's Luke Chamberlain says clear-felling has been underway in the area for the past five weeks, but forestry workers are not at the site today. He says the community is strongly opposed to the logging. "One hundred and forty local ...

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Sylvia Creek forest blockade marks five weeks

Saturday, August 20, 2011 By Ben Courtice http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/48573 About 100 supporters rallied in persistent rain at Sylvia Creek, in the Toolangi State Forest north-east of Melbourne, to protest logging operations by Vic Forests. The supporters joined locals and forest campaigners who have been blockading the 19-hectare “Gunbarrel” coupe for five weeks. Vic Forests are clear-felling the Gunbarrel coupe, which is one of the few areas that was not burned in 2009’s catastrophic Black Saturday fire. Areas completely surrounding Sylvia Creek were ...

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Court bid to halt logging at Sylvia Creek

Posted August 24, 2011 12:20:41 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-08-24/court-bid-to-halt-logging-at-sylvia-creek/2853700 Environment groups are seeking a Supreme Court injunction against the logging of bushland near Sylvia Creek, near Toolangi. The State Government-owned timber company, VicForests, has begun logging parts of the forest. Opponents claim the area is home to the endangered Leadbeater's possum and must be protected. VicForests disputes this. Conservation lawyer Vanessa Blyer says her client's case is clear. "The writ alleges that Leadbeaters ...

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Forest protesters reject survey blow

BY NATALIE KOTSIOS 23 Aug, 2011 04:00 AM http://www.maroondahweekly.com.au/news/local/news/general/forest-protesters-reject-survey-blow/2266228.aspx PROTESTERS have vowed to continue the fight against logging at Sylvia Creek, despite a new survey finding no grounds for a contentious coupe to be classified as a Leadbeater's possum habitat. Protests at the Gun Barrel coupe have continued for the past month, leading to 10 arrests of conservationists and local activists. Among them is Steve Meacher, chairman of Healesville Environmental Watch, who last week ...

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Toolangi State Forest: Three in court over anti-logging protests

BY NATALIE KOTSIOS 06 Sep, 2011 04:00 AM http://www.maroondahweekly.com.au/news/local/news/general/toolangi-state-forest-three-in-court-over-antilogging-protests/2281413.aspx THREE people charged at protests over logging at Sylvia Creek in Toolangi State Forest have appeared in court. The three activists, including Healesville environmentalist Steve Meacher appeared before Seymour Magistrates Court last week in relation to their role at the protests last month. They have been charged by Department of Sustainability and Environment prosecutors with failing to leave ...

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Sanctuary a hope for species in peril

6 Sep 11 @ 06:00am by Alex Munro http://lilydale-yarra-valley-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/sanctuary-a-hope-for-species-in-peril/ CRITICAL lessons learned breeding threatened species at Healesville Sanctuary are giving fresh hope to some of Australia’s most endangered native animals. The zoo has just recorded its most successful breeding season, including the critically endangered mountain pygmy possum. >>GALLERY: Healesville Sanctuary’s breeding success Breeding programs for the spotted tree frog and northern corroboree frog also broke all ...

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Devoted to Leadbeaters possum plight

7 Sep 11 @ 06:00am by Alex Munro http://lilydale-yarra-valley-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/devoted-to-possum-plight/ THE fight for survival for the Leadbeater’s possum is being waged by three teenagers from Melbourne’s east. The trio comprise the Help the Endangered Leadbeater’s Possum group and - despite being aged only 14 and 15 - are doing everything they can to help the endangered possum. “We try to help in every respect we can - whether it’s habitat regeneration, attending to feeding stations at Lake Mountain or raising awareness,” said ...

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