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sydney alternative media - non-profit community independent trustworthy
Wednesday, 16 January 2008
NSW Scientific Committee to help forests with final determination to list hollow bearing trees
Mood:  energetic
Topic: ecology

 More here at the National Parks website in this sequence:

www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au then Nature & conservation, then Native plants & animals, then Threatened species, then Scientific Committee determinations, (including more about the Scientific Committee)  including this definitional reader Final determination to list loss of hollow-bearing trees as a Key Threatening Process, then Final determinations by date, then Loss of Hollow-bearing Trees - key threatening process determination Gazetted Friday, 5 October 2007,

The fact sheet definitional reader on the significance of hollow bearing trees is particularly important: Final determination to list loss of hollow-bearing trees as a Key Threatening Process

Got that?

And if you want to know more about the legal and political enforcement of this conservation decision you can apparently contact the Department of Environment & Climate Change. Relevant government officers include:

Alison Schumacher tel. 02-9995 5486

Lind Bell tel. 02-9995 5449

Better late than never:

MEDIA RELEASE            MEDIA RELEASE            MEDIA RELEASE            MEDIA RELEASE

10 JANUARY 2008

GOING GOING GONE

 

 

Yesterday conservationists stopped Forests NSW and logging machinery from entering Buckenbowra State Forest compartments 516/517 adjacent to The Corn Trail.

This area is less than one hour west of Mogo, which adjoins Monga National Park and is an iconic wilderness area.

The Corn Trail is an iconic tourist destination for many bushwalkers and horseriders.

Eurobodalla Shire Council has been publicising this area as a “must see”.

The Australian Tourism Board has selected the South Coast as an area they will highlight and actively promote this year because of its significant wilderness and tourism potential.

FNSW informed residents early last year that they would be logging the area.  When residents registered their disapproval FNSW stated they wouldn’t be logging the area. FNSW failed to inform the residents that they were beginning logging yesterday.

These are yet more examples of FNSW misinforming the public.

 “Given that deforestation is one of the biggest contributors to Climate Change, it is our duty to protect these native forests, particularly as the Southern RFA has not had it’s five yearly review and is now two years overdue,” said Tony Whan, a South Coast resident.  “FNSW are operating in the dark in a criminal and corrupt manner.”

Despite reassurances in May last year from Minister McDonald that the RFA review will begin “fairly shortly”, to date there has been no announcement of this review.

Conservationists are calling on both the State and Federal Governments to terminate the Regional Forest Agreements and rezone these compartments as FMZ1 (ie. No logging) or to transfer them to Monga National Park- Buckenbowra Wilderness.

For any further information please do not hesitate to ring 0437471763. 

And see this picture taken in 2006 at Peak Alone inland of Cobargo, and note the hollows at stump level let alone crown and boughs critical for endangered fauna habitat:

and this one from the same area in 2000 taken by this author, campaigner is Millie Wee, of Friends of the Earth Sydney at the time:

 

and this one from another part of the South Coast of NSW:

 

 


Other indicative logging historical photographic record from the NSW south coast during the life of this NSW ALP Govt:

Deua Forest photo gallery logging Jan 2005, 2001 

Monga Forest post logging photo gallery Dec 2004 

Gulaga/Dromadery Forest photo gallery protests 2005-2007 

Wandella/Peak Alone Forest photo gallery vandalism proof 3/06

 

and further afield over the border in Victoria to be sure but still being fed through the 100% foreign owned Eden chipmill in NSW:

 

East.Gippsland 'Forest Forever' photo gallery 3/2005


Posted by editor at 8:57 AM EADT
Updated: Wednesday, 16 January 2008 12:15 PM EADT

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