World Heritage forests in the Weld Valley threatened with logging. Photo: Bill Hatcher
World Heritage Forests in Danger
How you can help save Tasmania’s World Heritage forests from going back on the chopping block
The Senate has agreed to an inquiry, initiated by Senator Christine Milne, into the proposed de-listing of forests recently added to the Tasmania’s World Heritage Area. The Abbott Government is applying to the World Heritage Committee to remove 74,000ha and make them available for logging.
Forests that are at risk of delisting are Cockle Creek, Recherche, Hastings, Esperance, Hartz, Picton, Weld, Russell, Wedge, Upper and Lower Florentine and the Upper Derwent Valley, including Butlers Gorge and Clarence Lagoon.
We urgently need people to make submissions to this inquiry and register their opposition to this unprecedented move to delist and destroy part of a World Heritage Area.
Send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org (as an attached Adobe PDF or MS Word document) by Friday 7 March.
Include your full contact details on your submission including name, postal address and phone number.
There will be a full day public hearing in Hobart on Monday 31 March. If you would like to give evidence in person then remember to write that in your submission.
The committee will deliver its report on 15 May 2014.
Styx valley oldgrowth forest, part of Government’s proposed extension to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
World Heritage Nomination Success
1 February 2013
The rapid and generous support we received from Foundation supporters allowed us to employ Geoff Law these last eight weeks and has ended with a magnificent outcome: the World Heritage nomination of 170,000 hectares of tall forests, ancient ecosystems and stunning natural scenery in Tasmania.
Geoff has prepared a fact sheet which details the proposed extension to the World Heritage Area. Wonderful reading!