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End Native Forest Logging by 2020

End Native Forest Logging by 2020

Dear Speaker,

This petition of the people of Australia draws to the attention of the House the extinction crisis.

We therefore ask the House to end all logging of publicly owned native forests in Australia and preserve them as habitat for endangered species.

Why is this important?

Australia is facing an extinction crisis. The rapid race towards species extinction is escalating exponentially, because of the removal of native forests on an industrial scale.

This country can no longer support industrialised logging practices that remove habitat at such a pace that the Swift Parrot, the Leadbeater's Possum, the Spotted Quoll and even the Koala will soon be extinct unless we stop native forest logging by 2020. Many other species throughout the country are rapidly joining the extinction queue.

A transition to sustainably managed plantation can support our needs for timber and protect forestry worker's jobs. There is more employment in keeping our forests standing than cutting them down.

The chip mills which export 40 million tonnes of Australian native forest for as little as $4.60 per tonne must cease. A substantial amount of each tree cut down is dumped on the forest floor, leaving hillside after hillside virtually bare of vegetation, out of the public eye, as a tremendous fire risk and a horrifying waste that is a national disgrace.

Forests must remain standing as carbon sinks to offset climate change; and to provide wilderness for future generations of humans and wildlife.

We must meet our international obligations to protect our threatened species - one step further is EXTINCTION.

How it will be delivered

Hand delivery to Parliament House

Reasons for signing

  • It's devastating to sit back and watch logging happen under our noses. Without any say about what happens to the land that we all share. It's in our best interest and the interest of other animal and creatures that we protect these forests and maintain and sustainable eco-system for all. Too much destruction of the planet is happening, and we really need to take a stand better the future bit-by-bit. We must protect our forests and in doing so all creatures (including us) that rely on it.
  • I have seen the degradation with my own eyes. Please find where this is happening and take someone who may not believe that this is possible to see for themselves!
  • Stop animal extinction and rebel!


2019-04-28 21:28:27 +1000

1,000 signatures reached

2019-02-02 17:10:15 +1100

Please join the #NationalForestUprising Full calendar of events MAJOR EVENT Wednesday 13th February Parliament House

2019-01-14 11:43:10 +1100

500 signatures reached

2018-12-07 17:16:25 +1100

Messages of support from forest groups are beginning to be posted

2018-12-02 12:43:47 +1100

The Lone Drummer has had enough. On the SAME DAY that the kids went on strike to protect their future the government locked Australia into 20 more years of logging and woodchopping. He's HAD ENOUGH! He has BROKEN HIS SILENCE:

2018-12-02 12:22:42 +1100

The Government locked Australian into 20 years of Native Forest Logging on Friday, the same day as the kids went on strike to ask for a better future. Sorry kids - tough luck! Listen to Jos, Liz and Margaret taking the story of the forests to the national airwaves with Bec Horridge

2018-11-23 08:13:58 +1100

All over the world, people are wiling to be arrested and even jailed to achieve change in the #ExtinctionRebellion

2018-11-22 23:36:44 +1100

100 signatures reached

2018-11-22 21:02:36 +1100

"We call on the government to implement a moratorium on 'native' forest logging on Wurundjeri, Taungurung and Gunnai-Kurnai country and request they urgently join Traditional Owners in discussions about safeguarding these forests for the Earth, for our culture, for all people and our future."[0]=68.ARCBXI4Qiw7dkZ1r0kWREzwh0Tz06RoDKnQXAAzZMpsAWmvqKeDwvssnRwGG9xROPr_xkD3rXtr7PKe-MUHSSwPYiLD5I-gnzzQ_x3ZfbTj1Bds_ADQyquakBMN3soCLPvpECyUHXEd0iQjrDpu3od46HP1X9g5l5_HhhnzoucSbmknOZbqLaElKhP-USSR5vwubrtgc7vyVB1VNFnJe3DBs8Xv1He7O6YQgI2k6RHJ6bkjDPk4LA2aFPLnpLOhXI8CxIrTMhpcesXVCozvs4834WmiFeTlvS5y-wGp0dFPi44uqAfUMMfzmMHQuEijBLndCXK8veiQauR1WMAdcHsuvbz9N2Z2mfkX7iiK7xuuCjWVYthXO88Lm40QAhnTm37Loe-H8wEkbxlOIraAF-z598RrjHcA7m4kMRDKl1qmvQRSieIs8Y7PLCrBguR30eiwTnRXmp3XFMnun4PSI4-hewSrNUVUEi5bCbRrGS_qBVqKF4cbqOLSLv7O0H7PhmXuYJaoijQ&__tn__=K-R

2018-11-22 20:56:58 +1100

Please listen to the first 5 minutes of this report on illegal logging in Victoria

2018-11-22 18:20:25 +1100

50 signatures reached

2018-11-22 15:05:49 +1100

25 signatures reached

2018-11-22 12:39:35 +1100

10 signatures reached