Victorian Forests Campaign

Friends of the Earth's forest campaign brings together grassroots groups, forest activists and new people looking to get involved from across Victoria to coordinate campaigns and take action for the protection of Victoria's native forests and wildlife.

After decades of exploitation by the logging industry, our forest ecosystems are facing collapse and their wildlife experiencing rapid decline and in some cases facing extinction. But now, forest groups, activists and regional communities are coming together like never before to work for the protection of our remaining forests and wildlife, to ensure they have a brighter future.

The Friends of the Earth Forest Collective meets 6pm Thursdays fortnightly at the Friends of the Earth campaign centre, 312 Smith St, Collingwood. 

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The objectives of the FoE forest campaign are:

1. The creation of the Great Forest National Park in Victoria's Central Highlands.

2. The protection of East Gippsland's high conservation value forests through the creation of the Emerald Link proposal

3. The strengthening of protections for threatened wildlife and ecosystems through regulatory reform of the logging industry.

4. Grow support for and help to create a just transition for the forestry industry out of native forests and into sustainably managed plantations and non timber sources of fibre. 

 

 


Latest News



The Wilderness Society and Goongerah Environment Centre and Friends of the Earth Independent Review of Timber Harvesting Regulation ​joint ​​response  Read more


The Victorian Government’s daft “fuzzy map” excuse for VicForests logging outside its allocated forest area could mean that all VicForests’ logging in the past five years may be unlawful. The Andrews Labor Government told the ABC, which broke the story of the illegal logging,[i] that it’s not possible to tell whether its own logging agency, VicForests, is compliant with the law due to a fuzzy map. Read more


MEDIA RELEASE 15 November 2018 Both major parties are missing in action when it comes to nature and conservation policy according to Victoria’s five leading environmental groups who have come together today to launch a joint agenda to protect our natural environment. Read more


Goongerah Environment Centre (GECO) and Friends of the Earth are today calling on the next Victorian government to abolish state owned logging agency VicForests and formally protect Victoria’s forests from logging after a special investigation by ABC news has revealed hundreds of areas of native forest have been logged in areas that VicForests is not permitted to operate. Tonight on 7:30 the ABC will detail widespread and systematic unlawful logging occurring across eastern Victoria under successive governments.  Logging in one of the areas not allocated to VicForests Read more