This morning we’re back in Baw Baw, where we’ve set up a tree-sit in a beautiful old hollow-bearing Eucalypt, attached to a tripod blocking the entrance to the logging coupe road.
Time is running out for the Central Highlands where excessive logging and bushfires have impacted the Mountain Ash forests ecosystems almost to the point of collapse*. The government has a crucial opportunity to stop logging in high conservation value forest in the Central Highlands with the RFA’s due for expiry soon. Native forest logging is well and truely past its used-by date and it’s time for the state government to step in and shut it down for good.
Shout out to our possum who’s passionate about protecting these unique forest ecosystems, and has conducted critical research on the impacts of bushfires on soils across Victoria’s Central Highlands!
*Research from ANU has found Mountain Ash ecosystem is now critically endangered. See: https://researchers.cdu.edu.au/…/ecosystem-assessment-of-mo…
In other news, today more than 11,000 scientists from around the world have declared a “climate emergency”, calling for protection of ALL remaining primary forests as priority action against climate change.
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Forest Conservation Victoria acknowledges the thousands of years of custodianship over the land by the Wurundjeri, Gunaikurnai and Taungurung nations. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.