Petitioning Member for Bega Mr Andrew Constance, MP and 5 others
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

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.

 


Letter to
Member for Bega Mr Andrew Constance, MP
Minister for Primary Industries Ms Katrina Hodgkinson, MP
Minister for the Environment NSW Mr Rob Stokes
and 3 others
Member for Eden-Monaro The Hon Dr Peter Hendy, MP
NSW Premier NSW Premier Mike Baird
Minister for Environment The Hon Greg Hunt MP
I just signed the following petition addressed to: NSW Premier Mike Baird

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Save the Tanja Forest koalas from woodchipping

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 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.
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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Sincerely,