Focus on logging of South Bruny Island National Park extension, home to the endangered swift parrot

The new Tasmanian Forest Agreement legislation allows logging of 42 forest coupes inside future reserves. The entire agreed reserve area has been put into Permanent Timber Production Zones, and will not be immediately gazetted as reserves.

Three of these logging coupes are on Bruny Island where an important extension of the South Bruny Island National Park was promised. A total of 39 threatened species are found on Bruny Island, many of these are in the National Park extension area.

Focus on logging of South Bruny Island National Park extension, home to the endangered swift parrot

This is vital habitat for the highly endangered Swift Parrot, which breeds and forages in these forests. Only 1000 pairs are estimated to survive in the wild. Logging of their critical habitat will commence this June – inside the proposed new reserve.

Ta Ann is to receive two-thirds of the wood from this controversial logging.

View our short film of Bruny Island showing the forests inside the South Bruny Island National Park extension that are on the logging schedule.

Take action to defend this vital forest habitat that is already endorsed to become National Park. Tell the customer companies in Japan that wood flooring from Ta Ann that is logged from threatened species habitat and agreed future National Park is an unacceptable source of wood supply

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Posted on May 29, 2013, in Videos. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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