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Environmental groups demand end to logging of Australia’s native forests | Environment | The Guardian

More than 30 green groups sign statement after damning report says extending regional forestry agreements ‘would constitute an irrational decision on environmental, economic and social grounds’

 

Source: Environmental groups demand end to logging of Australia’s native forests | Environment | The Guardian

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Regional Forest Agreements: Nice idea but total failure! (Park Protection News)

On Wednesday this week, the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) launched a new report entitled Regional Forest Agreements in NSW. Have they achieved their aims? In short, the answer is no — far from it, writes Dr Oisín Sweeney.

Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) are deals between the Commonwealth and State governments that allow for logging in public native forests. 

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Far South Coast forests a carbon economy game changer

With the controversial Regional Forest Agreements set to expire between 2019 and 2021, the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) is ramping up its campaign on the Far South Coast to end native forest logging and position State Forests to help Australia transition to a low-carbon economy.

The Great Southern Forest is a new approach to forest management that involves ending logging, planning a transition away from the loss-making wood chipping sector, and using carbon funding to create regional jobs in tourism, wildlife protection and forest management.

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Conservation groups call for immediate ban on logging of koala habitat in State Forests  (Great Koala National Park News)

Three of the state’s leading forest conservation groups are today calling on the NSW Government to immediately halt logging operations in state native forest compartments known to be, or likely to be, koala habitat.

Analysis of NSW Forestry Corporation harvest plans shows 83 compartments in the 170,000 ha Great Koala National Park proposal area have been listed for logging over the next six to nine months.

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Forestry Tasmania’s failings show NSW barking up the wrong tree

Recent media coverage[1] detailing Forestry Tasmania’s dismal audit by the Forest Stewardship Council clearly highlights the folly of the NSW government’s ongoing ‘remake’ of the Integrated Forestry Operations Approvals (IFOAs) says the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA).

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification is the international standard used to identify products from well-managed forests[2]. Certification is highly sought after by the native forest logging industry as it seeks a social license for logging operations that environment organisations across Australia condemn as highly destructive.