93 results for tag: Unsuitable Timber Harvesting


The Age, Letters & Tandberg – Response to 6 March 2014

The environment Tony Abbott was going to plant trees to combat climate change. Now he threatens them by his cavalier attitude to our national parks. The ''green army'' will face confusion. Jean Tansey, Berwick   I think it is time we sent Mr Abbott the Dr Seuss book The Lorax. Bob Greaves, Mount Eliza   Next Mr Abbott will be telling us the Japanese whalers are the ''ultimate conservationists''. Annie Wilson, Inverloch   Change, variability (''Environment boss quits, drops bucket'', 6/3) … With the documented effects on weather patterns, oceans, ice caps, vegetation and fauna, it is clear that the correct phrase is climate crisis...

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 ...

Vic government timber business just chasing its tail

Wednesday 5 March 2014. www.afr.com I  The Australian Financial Review. Talking Point. Mathew Dunckley. Imagine a world where the state owns a school demolition business.  It roams the countryside knocking down perfectly fine public schools chosen by the state government.  This company then sells the rubble to merchants. Not that anyone really wants to buy it, so the school-dozing company barely breaks evendespite government subsidies.  The obscene arrangement is made on the basis that several hundred school rubble jobs are at stake.  This patently nuts.  It is also the world in which we live right now. In Victoria, state-owned ...

VicForests in middle of battle over possums and timber

James Campbell. Sunday Herald Sun. February 23, 2014 12:00AM http://m.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/vicforests-in-middle-of-battle-over-possums-and-timber/story-fni0fh8t-1226834677129   A leadbeater's possum at Healesville Sanctuary. Source: News Limited IN the next few weeks the State Government will make a decision which is likely to seal the fates of leadbeater’s possums and Victoria’s native forest timber industry. The possum, a cute critter and since 1968 Victoria’s faunal emblem, is in a bad way. No one is sure how many of them managed to survive the Black Saturday bushfires, which, according to official estimates, ...

VicForests logs on

Posted on 16 December 2013. MyEnvironment members and supporters are calling for a review of logging laws after their failed appeal. 112190_01. Picture: KATH GANNAWAY. By KATH GANNAWAY   http://mountainviews.starcommunity.com.au/mail/2013-12-16/vicforests-logs-on/ ENVIRONMENT group MyEnvironment has lost its appeal against a 2012 Supreme Court decision that found in favour of State Government logging arm VicForests. The decision paves the way for logging to resume in three Toolangi coupes that have been subject to an injunction for the past two years. It took just minutes on Tuesday, 10 December, for Appeal judges, Honourable Chief Justice ...

Vested interests’ are harming efforts to save the Leadbeater’s possum

Panel created to save Victoria's faunal emblem favours the logging industry, says Wilderness Society. Oliver Milman. theguardian.com Thursday 28 November 2013 14.24 AEST. The Leadbeater's possum is Victoria's faunal emblem. Photograph: guardian.co.uk A government-formed panel tasked with saving the Leadbeater’s possum is hopelessly conflicted and has already discarded proposals to change logging practices that are driving the animal to extinction, conservationists have claimed. Documents seen by Guardian Australia show the Leadbeater’s Possum Advisory Group has picked a swath of conservation options including the installation of nest ...

Tree change for possum protest

By JESSE GRAHAM. Posted on 19 November 2013. http://mountainviews.starcommunity.com.au/mail/2013-11-19/tree-change-for-possum-protest/ ANTI-LOGGING is the centre of a young conservationist’s protest in Toolangi, which has seen her take to the treetops until the end of the year. Hannah Patchett began her vigil in a red tree house about 25 metres from the ground on Sunday 10 November in the forest, and plans to stay there until Christmas. The 20-year-old’s stay in the tree house, which borders a scheduled logging coupe, is to protest against clear-fell logging in areas where the critically endangered Leadbeater’s possum lives. “I’ve chosen ...

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...

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 ...