Forest protest halts logging in the valley of the giants

Forest Conservation Victoria, have established a peaceful blockade in the Kalatha Valley of Giants, Toolangi.

Earlier this morning a bulldozer was turned away by our blockade with a brave person suspended 20m attached to a structure, blocking the driveway access to the forest scheduled for clearfelling.

This logging coupe is within 200m of the beloved Kalatha tree, one of the largest remaining Mountain Ash trees on mainland Australia. This patch of forest is home to endangered species, with Greater Glider, Leadbeater’s Possum and Barred Glaxias detected within the “Zinger” coupe.

The 2019-20 bushfires were globally unprecedented, devastating more than 20% of Australia’s native forest. It is essential we protect unburnt areas like the Kalatha Valley of Giants. There is less than 1% of old-growth, Mountain Ash forests remaining in the Central Highlands.

Support us in the ongoing campaign to protect this forest and come visit the Kalatha blockade camp at the Kalatha tree walk.

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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