- Published: 17 March 2017
In 2015, after a decade of environmental conflicts the forest industry, ent environmental organisations and the government singed an agreement that secured a moratorium on logging on part of the native forests. Two years later, however, the government has reneged on the agreement, announcing a plan that allow logging in 356,000 hectares of land otherwise protected under a moratorium until 2020. The legislation has been widely opposed, not only by the environmentalists, but also by the Forest Industries Association of Tasmania, that promised to campaign against the move.
Tasmania’s forests are some of the most magnificent forests in the world, incorporating dense rainforests, towering giants , irreplaceable old growth and the incredible wildlife that call these diverse woodlands and wild valleys home. Swift Parrots and Tasmanian Devils – animals unique to Australia – rely on these forests, and continued destruction within them will push these creatures to certain extinction.