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National Forest Uprising protest in Coffs Harbour

Bellingen Courier Sun
February 13, 2019
Category: Forestry
Region: International

For the third time in four years, environmentalists have protested outside the Forestry Corporation of NSW office in Coffs Harbour. Today they rebranded that office as the National Centre for Koala Conservation. “In doing so we are freeing the staff from the onerous, unsociable, uneconomical and environmental devastating  tasks of converting the most diverse tall eucalypt forests in the world into mechanised tree farms for biomass, based on short rotations of tiny logs of predominantly a single species,” Bellingen Environment Centre spokesperson Ashley Love said. “The supporters of the Great Koala National Park believe in a just transition for forest workers and that the park will create hundreds more jobs than exist in the current declining hardwood  forest industry.”

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