Rainforest illegally logged at Tonghi creek

Protected rainforest and rainforest buffers have been illegally logged by VicForests near Tonghi Creek in far East Gippsland.

Logging by VicForests in coupe 868-506-0009 “Granton Road” has impacted on rainforest in numerous locations a several hectares of forest that should have been protected in a rainforest buffer has been logged.

The breaches have been reported the breach to the regulator Department of Environment Land Water and Planning and written to the Office of Conservation Regulation.

Field inspections of VicForests logging coupe 868-506-0009 “Granton rd” identified protected warm temperate rainforest near the southern and western boundaries of the coupe. The rainforest has not been afforded the required minimum buffer protections and has been freshly impacted by logging.

Friends of the Earth member group Goongerah Environment Centre (GECO)’s report presents evidence of warm temperate rainforest stands within four areas of the coupe where field inspections were most intensively focussed. It is alleged logging in these areas has breached rainforest protections detailed in the Code of Practice for Timber Production and has not been conducted in accordance with the Sustainable Forests (Timber) Act 2014.

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10 Reasons to #ClimateStrike on March 15

Charlie Wood from TippingPoint writes

Hi folks,

The school strikers’ Global #ClimateStrike is at the end of this week and they
are asking for all of us to help them get out the word to make it HUGE.
See below their latest email invite (also on their facebook page here)
and please forward it to everyone you know.
 
Then find a strike near you here and share the facebook event with everyone.
Let’s all show these awesome young people how much
we admire their courage and inspiring action!
See you all on March 15!
With hope,
Charlie

We’re striking from school on March 15 to call for all politicians to take urgent action to stop the climate crisis.

Here’s why you should JOIN US….

1. The climate crisis is hurting people now

And the people in power aren’t doing nearly enough to stop it.

2. The Government is telling us not to strike

Haven’t politicians learnt that telling young people what to do always backfires?!

3. It’s an awesome learning opportunity

Our politicians clearly aren’t listening to the educated, so we have to take to the streets to make them. Why should we learn about history and then not be allowed to make history? Activism is learning.

4. It’s going to be massive

Students in dozens of countries are joining. Our families and communities are coming. Unions are endorsing us.
Some businesses are even shutting for the day to be there.

5. A federal election is coming up

A federal election is coming in May. Australians are worried about climate change. This is our opportunity to show every politician that we’re gonna make sure climate change determines who governs Australia from now on.

6. Adani is pushing ahead with their mega coal mine & our politicians aren’t stopping them

Coal is the #1 cause of climate change yet our politicians aren’t stopping Adani opening up one of the largest untapped coal reserves on the planet.… Read more >>

FoE Adelaide meeting on Climate at Box Factory, 6:30 Mon Feb 11th

We start with the first of our meetings at the Box Factory this year on Monday, Feb 11th with a discussion about climate change, the transition to renewables, what various groups are planning, and how it might effect the upcoming election. Come along and help us decide where we should focus our efforts in the fight against climate change.

Special Guest: Jim  Allen, from FossilFreeSA will tell us about the campaign for divestment in local councils.

Members and supporters welcome! Upstairs in the kitchen at the Box Factory, 6:30 start wih nibbles, with Jim joining us at 7pm.… Read more >>