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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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Fire newsletter 2022/23 season

November 30, 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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FoE survey trip to Mt Stirling

November 22, 2022

With news that logging could commence on Mt Stirling as soon as this week, Friends of the Earth (FoE) activists visited the mountain over the weekend of November 18 – 20. Assisted by Friends of Mt Stirling and the Victorian National Parks Association, we...

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Mountain forests miss out on protection

November 15, 2022

In November 2019 over 96,000 hectares of Immediate Protection Areas (IPAs) were announced by the Victorian government alongside the Victorian Forestry Plan which will see an end to native forest logging by 2030. IPA boundaries for four areas have now been finalised, in the Strathbogie...

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