Campaigns

Great Forest National Park – Letter Writing Campaign

Visit the Latest News page to read Professor David Lindenmayer’s detailed article published on 30/9/13 in The Conversation.

Please show your support for this wonderful initiative to save Leadbeater’s Possum from extinction, by writing to the Andrews State government and the Federal government expressing  your support for the proposal.

Visit: www.greatforestnationalpark.com.au  to learn more about the proposal.

Please email or write to the Ministers below, expressing your own views on the Great Forest National Park and include personal photos of the area if you have them.

Click on the link to obtain email and website details for each Minister:

Premier of Victoria The Hon. Dan Andrews, MP 03 9651 5000
Deputy Premier of Victoria The Hon. James Merlino, MP 03 9651 5000
Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water The Hon. Lisa Neville, MP 03 9637 9654

Friday is VF Action Day!!

In 2014 FLBP members joined others each Friday afternoon from 12pm – 6pm to peacefully protest the ongoing destruction of Victoria’s native forests (and Leadbeater’s Possum habitat) outside the Melbourne GPO in the Burke Street Mall.

Look out for announcements for coming activities in 2015. Join us for 30 minutes or as long as you like, and help by handing out information brochures …  as country folk inform city folk of what really is happening in their forests!!

Melb GPO

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Supreme Court Appeal MyEnvironment – vs – VicForests  –  24th June 2013

To read the full transcript of the day in court click on the link:

MyEnvironment Inc v. VicForests 2013-06-24 Day 01

 

Leroy Leadbeater outside VF HQ

Leroy Leadbeater outside VF HQ

Proudly Brought to You by Vic Deforests!

Proudly Brought to You by Vic Deforests!

New Management Prescriptions

New Restoration Forest Management Prescriptions to Conserve Leadbeater’s Possum and Rebuild the Cover of Ecologically Mature Forest in the Central Highlands of Victoria.

Click on the link above to view the comprehensive forest management prescriptions proposed by ANU researchers including Professor David Lindenmayer AO.

“Save Sylvia” Campaign

We fully supported the actions of community environmental group “My Environment” in their fight to stop the logging of the small areas of unburnt Mountain Ash forests in the Sylvia Creek area of Toolangi State Forest, Victoria.  For more information on the campaign please visit www.myenvironment.net.au

Gun Barrel Logging Coupe Sylvia Creek

Gun Barrel Logging Coupe Sylvia Creek

Sylvia Creek protest group

Sylvia Creek protest group

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Sustainable Paper Campaign

We support The Wilderness Society’s Ethical Paper Pledge!

This is a fantastic program to help raise awareness about the flow of wood chips from our State Forests into “Reflex” brand paper, made by Australian Paper (which is now Japanese owned).  Our group strongly opposes using these forests for paper, instead encouraging our members to first reduce their paper use and then look for 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper brands or paper made from alternative fibre sources like sugarcane waste fibre and wheat pulp paper.

We encourage you to join this campaign and also have a think about where all of the paper in your home and workplace/school comes from. www.ethicalpaper.com.au

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Online Petition

Please sign this petition to show your support for protecting Victoria’s Central Highlands forests which are home to the endangered Leadbeater’s Possum.