Save the Tanja Forest koalas from woodchipping
  • Petitioning Mr Andrew Constance, MP

This petition will be delivered to:

Member for Bega
Mr Andrew Constance, MP
Minister for Primary Industries
Ms Katrina Hodgkinson, MP
Minister for the Environment NSW
Mr Rob Stokes
Member for Eden-Monaro
The Hon Dr Peter Hendy, MP
NSW Premier
NSW Premier Mike Baird
Minister for Environment
The Hon Greg Hunt MP

Save the Tanja Forest koalas from woodchipping

    1. Harriett Swift
    2. Petition by

      Harriett Swift

      Bega, Australia

The koalas of Tanja State Forest are threatened by logging of their forest for 6,000 tonnes of woodchips. This newly discovered population is critical to the survival of far south coast koalas, which are on the brink of extinction. Logging must stop now if this much loved animal is to have a future in the region.

Recent Department of Environment & Heritage surveys have identified substantial increases in koala numbers in Tanja, Mumbulla &Murrah State Forests indicating that koala populations are expanding into unlogged habitat.

In the next few weeks, in negotiations with the EPA and OE&H, the Forestry Corporation of NSW will seek to undermine existing protections for this fragile population and will seek to log areas that contain koalas.

This will be disastrous for this tiny and vulnerable population of the iconic koala.

Pending an announcement of a ban on all koala habitat logging, we call on you to  ensure that the existing prescriptions and exclusion zones for the koalas remain in place and undiluted and further protect the south coast koalas by prohibiting any logging activity in any new areas identified as containing koalas and in areas identified as core unoccupied habitat.

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    Reasons for signing

      • 14 days ago

      To save the koalas!

    • Heather Bendele LAKEWOOD, CO
      • about 1 month ago

      I'm signing because other living creatures do not deserve to be murdered, injured or rendered homeless for capital gain.

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 4 months ago

      The problems we face today, violent conflicts, destruction of nature, poverty, hunger and so on, are human-created problems which can be resolved through human effort, understanding and the development of a sense of brotherhood and sisterhood. We need to cultivate a universal responsibility for one another and the planet we share.

      -- 14th Dalai Lama

    • Tracy Dunford AUSTRALIA
      • 12 months ago

      I want to see Koalas around for future generations.

    • Renee Vincent SEQUIM, WA
      • about 1 year ago

      Save the Tanja Forest koalas from woodchipping!!!!


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