National Parks need funding, not logging

redgum_forest.jpgNational Parks should be safe from logging right?

Well, not if Coalition governments in NSW and Victoria have their way.

The Barmah - Millewa Red Gum national park is under threat from a 'scientific logging' experiment.

Please sign our petition here.

The Barmah-Millewa national park, near Echuca, on the Murray River, is the world's largest red gum forest and a Ramsar-listed wetland of International significance. Logging was banned from the forest in 2010 yet, tragically, these majestic red gums are facing a new threat.

barmah-socialmedia_graphic.jpgPlans for a giant scientific logging experiment (called ‘ecological thinning’) could see commercial logging machinery and firewood harvesting allowed back into the national park. The implications of this trial are worrying for all parks and protected areas across Australia.

Friends of the Earth is working with local communities to bring governments to account and protect the values of these priceless forests. Federal environment Minister Greg Hunt is due to make a decision on the trial in coming months.

Please sign our petition to Minister Hunt here

and let him know you don't want to see our National Parks opened up to the loggers.

 

For more information on the trial visit here.

or email will.mooney@foe.org.au

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