Peaceful protest dismantled by authorities & FCV response to government announcement

Yesterday it was announced the government will start to phase out native forest logging in 4-5 years for it to end in 2030. What the government has acknowledged is that the forests that are available for logging are running out, and the industry will collapse by 2030. The government is saying that the contracts withContinue reading “Peaceful protest dismantled by authorities & FCV response to government announcement”

FCV returns to Baw Baw: peaceful blockade established

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 pointContinue reading “FCV returns to Baw Baw: peaceful blockade established”

VicForests return to site of protest and illegally bulldoze threatened plant

Conservationists are shocked to learn that VicForests have illegally logged more of the threatened Tree Geebung (Persoonia arborea) at Ballantyne’s Saddle, which was the site of a Forest Conservation Victoria protest in May this year. A total of fourteen Tree Geebungs were found in the iconic area, the remaining six have been bulldozed in theContinue reading “VicForests return to site of protest and illegally bulldoze threatened plant”

Forest blockade established in the Rubicon valley

Forest Conservation Victoria and the Rubicon Forest Protection Group have established a blockade this morning to highlight extreme logging in one of Victoria’s most ecologically diverse mountain forest areas: the Rubicon State Forest. This is an area ravaged by the 2009 Black Saturday fire and the Rubicon and Royston Valleys are devastated by logging soContinue reading “Forest blockade established in the Rubicon valley”

Forest blockade halts logging in Sooty Owl habitat

Forest Conservation Victoria have set up a peaceful protest to stop logging operations within vital threatened species habitat and old growth forest along the Murrindindi River in Toolangi this morning, where a threatened Sooty Owl nesting site has been reported. A person is currently suspended 20 meters up a tree on a platform attached toContinue reading “Forest blockade halts logging in Sooty Owl habitat”

Australian Paper: fuelling Victoria’s extinction crisis

Australian Paper have visitors this morning! This is the (Japanese owned) company that turns Victoria’s native forests into Reflex paper using our taxpayer dollars. Australian Paper are currently logging what little remains of Kinglake, Baw Baw, Toolangi, Warburton, Healesville, East Gippsland, Marysville and Noojee. Enough’s enough Dan Andrews. Over 80% of Victoria’s native forests endContinue reading “Australian Paper: fuelling Victoria’s extinction crisis”

Illegal logging discovered at Ballantyne’s Saddle as Icy Creek blockade enters second week

This morning community group Forest Conservation Victoria discovered illegal logging of a threatened species of tree, the Tree Geebung (Persoonia arborea) in an area they have blockaded for over a week. A report has been submitted by forest survey group Fauna and Flora Research Collective (FFRC) to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and PlanningContinue reading “Illegal logging discovered at Ballantyne’s Saddle as Icy Creek blockade enters second week”

Forest protest halts logging in Icy Creek!

Logging has been halted today in an area of forest at Icy Creek, along the main scenic tourist road out to Mt Baw Baw. A person is suspended 25 metres above the ground up a tree on a platform tied to logging machinery. Their actions are preventing the destruction of Ballantynes Saddle, which still remainsContinue reading “Forest protest halts logging in Icy Creek!”

Blockade in Toolangi protects precious forests from logging

Forest Conservation Victoria are again protecting native forests this week with the establishment of a peaceful blockade at Castella in the tall, wet forests of Toolangi. A person is suspended 30 meters up a tree on a platform attached to logging machinery that is preventing logging operations from proceeding. The response comes after volunteer citizenContinue reading “Blockade in Toolangi protects precious forests from logging”

Forest blockade disrupted by state government authorities at Granite Mountain putting a conservationist’s life at risk

Yesterday morning at 11.30am more than a dozen state Government authorised forest officers, VicForests and police arrived at the Granite Mountain old growth forest blockade in East Gippsland. Protesters from Forest Conservation Victoria (FCV) were directed to move their camp and vacate the road, but the conservationist occupying the tree-sit platform attached to a tripodContinue reading “Forest blockade disrupted by state government authorities at Granite Mountain putting a conservationist’s life at risk”