Save the yellow-bellied gliders: stop logging Yambulla Forest

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Yellow-bellied gliders in Yambulla State Forest need our help. They are at high risk of local extinction if logging goes ahead. This forest was severely burnt in the summer 2019-20 bushfires. The forest and surviving wildlife need time to recover.

The Yellow-bellied glider is listed as a "vulnerable" species in NSW and was identified as a species requiring urgent management intervention by the federal Government’s Wildlife and Threatened Species Bushfire Recovery Expert Panel.

A scientific report by ecologist, Dr Andrew Smith for the NSW EPA presents an alarming picture of the fate of the vulnerable Yellow-bellied Glider Petaurus australis if the logging proceeds:

"The findings of EPA (2020) indicate that the population of Yellow-bellied Gliders within a Yambulla State Forest LLA has a high probability of extinction, even in the absence of proposed harvesting, and the period of time for the population to recover from the 2019/20 wildfire may take over 100 years."

We do not believe that the higher risks posed to the vulnerable gliders can be justified by the logging, particularly since the yield for most of the Yambulla operations is 100% export woodchips.

Please call an immediate halt to logging of Yambulla State Forest.

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