Ancient forest in East Gippsland's iconic Kuark forest is about to be logged!
Our friends and affiliate members Goongerah Envrionment Centre (GECO) have been working around the clock to protect this forest.
Trees over 400 years old will be cut down this week if we do not act.
A road has been pushed into the forest in preparation to start logging one of the most significant old growth forests in Victoria.
Logging has not yet started so there's still time to stop it.
Take action here - Email Environment Minister Lily D'Ambrosio calling on her to stop the logging of this beautiful forest.
I've spent a lot of time walking in this area and after 15 years of exploring East Gippsland's forests and campaigning for their protection, I reckon this forest is among some of the most spectacular I've ever seen.
Check out this photo that wilderness photographer Rob Blakers took of one of the giant trees that could be logged this week.
We can't stand by and let these forest giants be destroyed. Please take action with us here.
Two years ago the Victorian Labor government announced they would strengthen protections for large old trees in East Gippsland. I attended a consultation workshop with my colleagues from GECO and we supplied detailed and lengthy submissions about what protections should be developed.
Two years later large old trees like the one pictured above continue to be logged with no protections.
It's time the Minister acted and made her department of environment actually do their job and protect the environment instead of protecting the rights of the logging industry.
Please email the Minster here and call on her to stop the logging in the ancient Kuark forest and create strong protections for large old trees in East Gippsland.
Logging of old growth forest doesn't belong in the 21st century.
We're working closely with our friends at GECO to stop this logging using a whole bunch of different strategies, your efforts to amplify the message in the Minister's office will greatly help.
Ed Hill - Forest Campaigner - Friends of the Earth