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Immediate end to old growth logging a big win for people and wildlife

Australian Conservation Foundation
November 7, 2019
Category: Forestry
Region: International

The immediate end to old growth logging will protect some of Victoria’s most spectacular and intact native forests. In response to the announcement that the Victorian Government will immediately end old growth logging and phase out all native forest logging over the next decade, Jess Abrahams, Nature Campaigner at the Australian Conservation Foundation and a former member of the Forest Industry Taskforce, said: “Victorians love our native forests and wildlife, so this is a major announcement by the Andrews Government, albeit one that is long overdue. An immediate end to old growth logging will protect some of Victoria’s most spectacular and intact native forests. The protection of a further 96,000 hectares of habitat for the vulnerable Greater glider is very good news. The transition from logging native forests to plantations can’t come soon enough – ten years is just too slow for the critically endangered Leadbeater’s possum, which is on the brink of extinction.”

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