Save Grabouw’s Forestry :: sign the memorandum to save the forestry industry
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Grabouw’s 100 year old forestry industry will be terminated through a bureaucratic bungle, if replanting cannot begin within the next 18 months. This industry which employs more than 12000 people in our region cannot be revived unless action is taken immediately. We are asking our communities to stand firm on this.
If Grabouw’s forests go:
Unemployment, communities devastated
No trained fire-fighting service (forestry was responsible for this)
Loss of shade on hiking and biking routes
Deforestation of area around sewerage works leads to increased odour
No organisation capable of managing deforested area, so regrowth haphazard
Sawmills closing (we are already importing inferior pine from New Zealand)
Less trees, means less rain – Grabouw is an important water catchment area for Cape Town
Loss of skills – the Cape used to be one of the world’s premier training areas for forestry
Reduction in tourism investment
This is an issue that goes beyond Grabouw and into other towns in the area and beyond. Help us show those in power that we are serious about keeping our forests and our jobs.
Pieter Silbebauer, James Rawbone-Viljoen, Alex Rowe for the Grabouw Development Forum
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