Save the Tanja Forest Koalas from Woodchipping

Tanja State Forest, home to Koalas, Powerful Owls, Yellow-Bellied Gliders and Open forest and Rainforest communities is due to be logged with the majority of this beautiful forest going to the Eden Chipmill for pulp, selling off our heritage at bargain basement prices.
Forests NSW have ignored protests and concerns by the local community to protect this area from being trashed and chipped and are bent on destroying it.

On Tuesday night I attended the Tanja Forest Koalas Community Meeting. The following resolution was unanimously voted on –

1. Calls for an immediate and permanent end to logging of Tanja forest
2. Calls on the NSW Government to permanently protect the Tanja Forest koalas and provide long term protection for all koala habitat within Tanja State Forest to guarantee the long term viability of the Koala population on publicly owned land; and

3. That koala habitat on private land be used only in conjunction with State Forest and not instead of State Forest to provide secure long-term habitat security

4. Recognises that there is far greater economic benefit from retaining Tanja forest and its koala population for tourism and related industries than there is in the short term economic benefits of logging the habitat.

This Koala & his colony live near my home, but if we don’t act fast Forestry NSW will log their habitat and they will be gone forever!

If you would like to help save the Tanja Forest Koalas and other precious flora & fauna please sign the petition below.
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Posted on August 9, 2012, in For your information, Get involved! and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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