‘Logging must go’ – national push to protect public native forests.

‘Logging must go’ – national push to protect public native forests.

Dr Jennifer Sanger
Australian Forest Network  |  27.08.2021.

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We call on State and Federal Governments to:

1. Immediately stop the logging and all other forms of degradation in our public native forests;

2. Develop stronger regulations and incentive programmes to encourage private landholders to protect and restore forests;

3. Invest in the management of forests for biodiversity, carbon storage and catchment integrity, including the restoration of degraded native forests. This will create a wide range of regional jobs in forest management;

4. Recognise the rights and interests of First Nations in the public forest estate and genuinely consult and negotiate on future forest management;

5. End public subsidies across the logging industry;

6. Ban the use of native forest wood as biomass for electricity generation;

7. Invest in ecologically-sensitive farm forestry plantings for biodiversity and timber.


We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work and live, the Yuin Nation, Wolgalu, Ngarigo, Ngunnawal and Ngambri people(s), and pay our respect to Elders, past, present and emerging.