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Victoria’s globally important forest ecosystems are collapsing because of industrial clear-fell logging and climate-fuelled bushfires… 

But a faster, fairer transition into ecologically sound alternatives can support thriving regional communities.

Victoria’s ash forests store more carbon than any other studied forest in the world. They are a lifeline in the midst of global upheaval due to climate-driven extreme weather events and unprecedented species extinctions. But they're being converted into short-lived products like packaging and pallets every day.

If we support those promoting local solutions in affected regions and amplify their voices, we will be able to map a rapid transition pathway toward ecologically sound stewardship of forests that will become more politically and economically sensible for the government than continuing to subsidise the current native forest industry.

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FoE's work in the Victorian high country

January 31, 2023

Over the past three years, Friends of the Earth (FoE) has been working on protecting significant areas of the Victorian high country that are at risk from logging. We have also been highlighting the need for the state government to act to the threats...

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Little Dargo walk JAN 2023

January 24, 2023

The fires of 2019/20 burnt huge areas of north eastern Victoria. The remaining unburnt forests are more important than ever. One of these areas lies in the headwaters of the Little Dargo River, just south of Mt Hotham. It is a pristine area, without...

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Fire news

December 05, 2022

Fires are part of life here in Australia. Many of our landscapes are fire adapted or fire reliant, and First Nations people have been using fire for millennia to manage and craft the landscapes we now live in. However, climate change is driving ever...

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