Forestry NSW token plans to consult forest defenders in a PR attempt to hose down community concerns over logging have been rejected.
“Forest Corporation NSW has been caught with their pants down not only over their requirement to consult meaningfully with stakeholders as part of their accreditation under the Australian Forestry Standard but also over the conversion of native forest to plantation and logging koala habitat. They’re now pretending to reach out after stakeholders have been ignored for months with their complaints, and now dictating how and under which conditions these talks are being held is too little too late,” said Dorothee Babeck Bob Brown Foundation Campaign Organiser.
“Stakeholders and forest groups rightly reject this approach and stand united by refusing to attend this meaningless meeting. NSW Forestry corporation has no legitimacy to continue its ecocide in the forests of the mid north and north coast. Native forest logging must end, for the survival of koalas and for climate mitigation. The time for meeting with the native forest logging agency has passed with the urgent need to halt the loss of native forests,” said Dorothee Babeck.
Forestry NSW was planning to hold a review of their stakeholder engagement practices via Microsoft Teams today.