Australia-wide March for Forests calls for end to native forest logging

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Today, thousands have marched for an end to native forest logging across Australia. In eight locations from NSW’s forest towns of Bellingen, Lismore and Bega to Victoria’s Kyneton and to the cities of Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra and Newcastle.

“Right now when we need forests the most, federal and state governments are still destroying them,” said Bob Brown.

“Native forest logging is destroying critical carbon stocks and razing wildlife habitat to the ground across Australia at a time when leaving forests in the ground will mitigate global heating and protect wildlife from the brink of extinction.  Logging in native forests is killing endangered wildlife like the koalas, Greater Gliders, Swift parrots, Gang-gang Cockatoos and owls, quolls and countless other species. 

Australia is calling on Prime Minister Albanese and his government to end native forest logging. When native forests are saved from destruction, essential ecosystems and wildlife are saved in this time of climate breakdown and extinction crisis. Australia has more than enough plantations to meet its wood needs,” said Jenny Weber, Campaigns Manager for Bob Brown Foundation.

“Secure forest protection of Australia’s precious native forest estate will benefit wildlife and the climate.  We are ramping up our national campaign and will continue to mobilise the Australian public to take action in support of ending native forest logging with nationwide actions until the logging of wildlife-rich native forests that happens every day is stopped,” said Jenny Weber.

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