Create the Great Forest National Park

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Protecting our forests and wildlife for generations to come

Stand under one of the tall Mountain Ash trees that cloak Victoria’s central highlands and look up. These giants are the tallest flowering trees in the world. Their hollows are home to critically endangered Leadbeater's Possums and Greater Gilders. 

Part of the life-giving Great Dividing Range, these magnificent old-growth forests are the lungs of our land. They filter the air we breathe and purify the water we drink. They're a pivotal link in a 3,600 kilometre-long lifeline that stretches the length of the Great Dividing Range.

They’re a refuge for our threatened wildlife and a playground for our communities.

But right now, logging companies are clear-felling these forests – knocking down ancient tree after ancient tree to make copy paper. Our environment laws are not strong enough to stop them. 

This can't go on. We must protect these forests.

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A new National Park

The Victorian government can start by creating the Great Forest National Park, which will connect and protect 355,000 hectares of tall mountain ash forests in the Central Highlands of Victoria.

A new national park will help protect the critically endangered Leadbeater’s Possum. It will safeguard the purity of our water catchments, decrease the intensity of devastating bushfires and give everyone an incredible natural playground just an hour from the city.

We love our unique forests and want to see them protected. That's why we’ve taken a seat at the historic Forest Industry Taskforce alongside other environment, union and industry groups. Together, we are coming together to find a way forward for Victoria’s forests.

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Take Action

Read the latest news and find out how you can help create Great Forest National Park.

Ask Premier Andrews to protect our great forests

Let's protect Victoria's tall trees and threatened wildlife for all Australians.
News | 27 February 17

Watch the video: Devastating new footage exposes the scale of logging east of Melbourne

Volunteer citizen scientists film vulnerable and endangered animals in logging coupes.

News | 26 February 17

After logging started, they found this

Near the famous 350-year-old Ada tree, Vicforests just clear-felled magnificent mountain ash forest. Volunteers from Wildlife of the Central Highlands searched all night to find a critically endangered Leadbeater's Possum in the logging coup. It's time for the Victorian Premier to protect our tall forests in a great new national park.

News | 03 February 17

Victorian government has one year to reform logging industry

Regional Forest Agreements are flawed and should be replaced

News | 10 September 16

The Great Forest National Park is one step closer

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Action

Read the story of our Great Dividing Range campaign

Our Great Dividing Range: Restoring life to our heartland