Blockade protects old growth forests in Granite Mountain, East Gippsland

This morning we’ve established a peaceful blockade within old growth forests at Granite Mountain in East Gippsland. Our brave conservationist is suspended 20m above the ground in a tree sit blocking entry into the logging coupe.

Despite 3500 people writing to Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews calling on him to stop these logging operations, his government has neglected to take action while logging of old growth forest continues.

Despite stormy weather and heavy rainfall we will continue to protest the destruction of our native forests.

Logging has zero social license and most Victorian’s want to see our forests protected. The premier of Victoria Dan Andrews claims to be a progressive government that takes strong action on climate change, but continues to log our native forests for paper.

We are calling on the Victorian Labor government for an immediate moratorium and transition plan out of native forest logging.

Forest Conservation Victoria acknowledge the thousands of years of custodianship over the land and waters of so called East Gippsland by the Bidwell, Ngario and Gunnai Kurnai nations. We pay our respects to elders past present and emerging and acknowledge the sovereignty was never ceded.

Published by Forest Conservation Victoria

Forest Conservation Victoria is a grassroots group that are taking a stand against the destructive logging that is happening all over Victoria. We practice non-violent direct action to campaign for permanent protection of forests and wildlife.

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