44 results for tag: Native Forest Campaign


Forest activists ordered to rip down tree house

March 14, 2014   Beau Donelly http://www.theage.com.au/environment/conservation/forest-activists-ordered-to-rip-down-tree-house-20140314-34qji.html   Endangered: Hannah Patchett and others have been living in the Toolangi tree house to raise awareness about the threat of logging to the Leadbeater's possum. Photo: Simon Schluter Conservationists have been ordered to rip down a tree house in a state forest north-east of Melbourne that was built to highlight the plight of Victoria's faunal emblem. Mansfield Magistrates Court ruled on Wednesday that the bright red tree house, built last year to protest against logging in the Toolangi State ...

Royal Society favours park to protect possums

Tom Arup. Environment editor, The Age. http://www.theage.com.au/environment/royal-society-favours-park-to-protect-possums-20140215-32svk.html   The state's pre-eminent scientific organisation, the Royal Society of Victoria, has thrown its support behind the push for a new national park on Melbourne's doorstep to protect Leadbeater's possums and other threatened mountain ash forest species. Scientific concern for the possums' survival has soared since the 2009 Black Saturday fires destroyed 45 per cent of their best habitat. Conservationists also blame logging in the possums' central highlands forest home for driving them further towards ...

National park push goes on

By JESSE GRAHAM. 19th November 2013. http://mountainviews.starcommunity.com.au/mail/2013-11-19/national-park-push-goes-on/ MOMENTUM continued to build for a new national park in Toolangi last week, following a speech to environmental and anti-logging groups in Healesville. Wilderness Society Victorian campaigns manager Amelia Young spoke to members of Healesville Environment Watch Incorporated (HEWI), the Knitting Nannas of Toolangi (KNOT), My Environment, Mt Toolbewong Landcare Group, Friends of the Leadbeater’s Possum and other groups on Thursday 14 November. Speaking before the HEWI and Mt Toolbewong Landcare Group annual general meetin...

Protester occupies forest treehouse to protect Leadbeater’s possum Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/protester-occupies-forest-treehouse-to-protect-leadbeaters-possum-20131110-2xa5p.html#ixzz2s1kK30dk

November 11, 2013. Thomas O'Byrne. http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/protester-occupies-forest-treehouse-to-protect-leadbeaters-possum-20131110-2xa5p.html   Staying put: protester Hannah Patchett. Photo: Simon Schluter   Perched 25 metres off the ground upon a mountain ash tree, Hannah Patchett's new home lacks the luxuries enjoyed by most 20-year-olds.   But the bright red treehouse, high in the Toolangi State Forest 80 kilometres north-east of Melbourne, was designed for a purpose - to highlight the plight of Victoria's faunal emblem.   The spartan treehouse is located in a small pocket of old-growth mountain ash forest ...

The story of the little red Toolangi Treehouse

By Alex White- Hosted by The Guardian. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/southern-crossroads/2013/nov/14/toolangi-treehouse-victoria-leadbeaters-possum   This guest blog by The Wilderness Society's Amelia Young highlights the campaign by supporters of the miraculous Leadbeater's Possum to stop the logging of its last remaining habitat. Little Red Toolangi Treehouse - Photo by Melanie Erler   It may surprise many that logging of high conservation value, old-growth forests continues in Australia. In the state of Victoria, areas of pristine forest are marked to be clearfelled, despite the presence of a plantation forestry industry...

Environmental concerns about logging in Victoria unabated

Rachel Carbonell reported this story on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 08:03:00 http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2013/s3829258.htm TONY EASTLEY: Certainly CSG is on electors minds. As we travelled from the Liverpool Plains to Nimbin there were plenty of anti-CSG signs on the entrances to properties on the roads as we drove the seven hours north-east towards the coast and the Queensland border. CSG, climate change and carbon pricing have dominated federal debate, shadowing other environmental issues. In Victoria, environmentalists say the last of the unprotected old growth forest in east Gippsland is under threat from logging, as are many of the threat...

Healesville Sanctuary puts Victoria’s threatened faunal emblems front and centre

Rachel Carbonell reported this story on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:42:00 http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2013/s3829543.htm ELEANOR HALL: The Healesville Sanctuary in Victoria has put some of the most threatened members of its captive breeding program on public display. The sanctuary says it wants to raise public awareness about the plight of the animals that it's working to save from extinction. These include the Victorian state emblems: the Helmeted Honeyeater and the Leadbeater's Possum. But while the sanctuary tries to raise the profile of these animals, conservationists say critical habitat not far outside the sanctuary gates ...

Environmentalists say federal laws fail to protect threatened species like Leadbeater’s possum

By Rachel Carbonell. Updated Tue 20 Aug 2013, 2:36pm AEST. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-08-20/federal-laws-fail-to-protect-threatened-species/4899322 Environmentalists say the plight of Victoria's Leadbeater's possum epitomises a national failure to protect endangered species. The elusive endangered possum, which is the state's official animal emblem, is restricted to pockets of ash forests in the Central Highlands of north-east Victoria. Australian National University ecologist David Lindenmayer has studied these ash forests for 30 years. He says a combination of logging and fire has left them in dire need of protection and rehabilitation. "...

Possum ‘needs more room’ to survive

Tom Arup. August 16, 2013. Environment editor, The Age http://www.theage.com.au/environment/animals/possum-needs-more-room-to-survive-20130815-2rzka.html Victoria's endangered faunal emblem, the Leadbeater's possum, has insufficient habitat to ensure the species' long-term survival, a leaked report commissioned by the state government has found. The findings have potential implications for Victoria's timber industry, with the cabinet-in-confidence report suggesting tens of thousands more hectares of forest habitat is needed to give Leadbeater's the best chance of avoiding extinction. The research - from the state government's Arthur Rylah Institute ...

Push for reserve to go under park’s wing

Tom Arup. August 8, 2013. Environment editor, The Age http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/push-for-reserve-to-go-under-parks-wing-20130807-2rgq2.html A 3000-hectare State Emblems Conservation Area would be created on Melbourne's eastern fringe as part of efforts to help stave off extinction for two Victorian species under the recommendations of a major review. An 18-month, government-commissioned study has called for the conservation area to be established, bringing together 13 existing reserves and 364 hectares of other land and inscribing it under the National Parks Act. The largely unknown and tiny Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve - which ...