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Crucial South East Forests protected after years of campaigning

In a significant win for forests, and as a direct result of years of campaigning by forest protectors, 12,000 hectares of South Coast Forests in Murrah, Mumballa and Tanja State Forests are to be declared Flora reserves today. The conservation of these forests means some of the last identified koala habitat in the South East […]

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8 long years of logging

Aerial shots of Glenbog State Forest tracked through GoogleMaps show the extent of the devastation from NSW Forestry Corporation’s native forest logging. Glenbog provides important habitat for many animals, including a large number of bare nosed wombats. In 2014 it was shown that logging in the area had bulldozed wombat burrows, effectively burying up to […]

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Protecting our forests for the future

Logging in the state forests has cost NSW more than $43 million over the past three years – money that would be better spent promoting tourism in the regions. Each hectare felled costs NSW taxpayers $495, with the losses in 2013-14 alone reaching almost $12 million. The Greens have a detailed package to protect this State’s […]

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Sawmill owners ‘forced’ to destroy Pilliga forest in NSW

After years of appalling environmental damage by Forestry Corporation, sawmillers from the Pilliga have joined with the Greens in calling for a buyout of Forestry Corporation’s unsustainable and environmentally destructive wood supply agreements. As reported by the ABC: Sawmill owners in western New South Wales fear they are destroying the Pilliga forest in order to […]

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Greens Back Koala National Park, But Koalas Need Protection Across The State

Greens NSW MP and Spokesperson for the Environment, Dr Mehreen Faruqi has backed the proposed Koala National Park on the Mid-North Coast but called for a more holistic approach to protecting koalas across the state. Greens Forestry Spokesperson, David Shoebridge MLC, has also highlighted Labor’s role in removing koala habitat on the State’s mid north coast […]

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Native Species Protection in Logging Areas [Question Time]

This question was asked on 14/10/2014. You can see the original contribution here. Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: My question without notice is directed to the Hon. Duncan Gay, representing the Minister for Primary Industries. Noting the destruction of wombat burrows in Glenbog State Forest as a result of forestry operations earlier this year that resulted in […]

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Wombats, Logging and Glenbog State Forest

In August this year a number of wombats were buried alive in their burrows during logging at Glenbog State Forest. When the Minister for Primary Industries was asked by David in Budget Estimates about these destructive logging operations her response was evasive and utterly without concern for the plight of these native animals. David has […]

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State Forest Reserves [Question Time]

This speech was delivered on 5/3/2014 in the NSW Upper House. Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: My question without notice is to the Hon. Duncan Gay, representing the Minister for Primary Industries. When will the O’Farrell Government distance itself from the environmentally-destructive comments of the Prime Minister last night when he said that Australia has too much forest […]

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