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

But a rapid, just 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 climate disaster and global upheaval due to extreme weather events.

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

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Our forests are under attack – join us for an urgent webinar

July 27, 2021

The Victorian environment minister’s office has refused to extend public consultation on alarming changes that would significantly deregulate logging in Victoria’s native forests and undermine community legal challenges to perceived illegal logging.  Join us for an urgent webinar with local environment groups as we...

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Alberton West State Forest Targeted by VicForests

July 18, 2021

Local residents near the Yarram region in South Gippsland have recently been dismayed that their beloved local forest, Alberton West State Forest, has been earmarked by VicForests for logging. Local residents have protested the impending destruction this week. Alberton West State Forest in the...

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Indigenous Elder Stresses Importance of Snobs Creek

April 29, 2021

At a recent meeting with Friends of the Earth, Taungurung Nira-Balluck Elder, Uncle Larry Walsh highlighted concerns over clearfelling of his traditional country by VicForests. Several coupes have already been cut in the Snobs Creek catchment with another 20 or so planned to be...

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