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END NATIVE FOREST LOGGING IN VICTORIA

We invite you to join your voice to ours in asking the Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio, Minister for Environment and Climate Action, to act to end native forest logging in Victoria.

Logging our beautiful, irreplaceable forests increases the likelihood of severe bushfires and compromises the quality of our water whilst leaving 60% of the forest on the ground.

Logging is destroying the habitat of hundreds of unique plants and animals and driving their ecosystems to collapse.

We stand together representing more than 40 environmental groups including ACF NXNW, ACF Chisholm, ACF Macnamara, ACF Inner Melbourne, Australian Parents for Climate Action and many many thousands of voters around Victoria, both in marginal metropolitan seats and regional areas, to ask the Victorian State Government to end native forest logging by 2024.

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Victorians deeply appreciate the forests of this state, benefiting from a multitude of ecosystem services as well as recreation. Forests provide the city of Melbourne with fresh drinking water, clean air and ecotourism opportunities. It has been clear for many years now that the overwhelming majority of Victorians want to see forests protected into the future so that they can continue to benefit, as well as future generations to come.

These places are home to some of the state's most unique and threatened wildlife which needs our urgent protection and the government's genuine attention.

We are destroying a crucial part of the beauty that draws visitors to Victoria- and some of the most carbon-dense forests in the world.  

The State Government has pledged to end logging by 2030, but eight more years of logging native forests, and the failure to regenerate a significant proportion of them, means continued biodiversity loss, amplified bushfire risk and marginalises First Nations peoples who, as custodians of Country where the logging takes place, find its continued destruction painful.

On environmental, moral and economic grounds native forest logging must end as soon as possible - eight years is too long.  Victorians already oppose logging and would readily support a rapid cessation, particularly if they were informed that affected workers can transition to appropriate alternative employment and that there are major economic and environmental benefits for all of Victoria. 

This cannot wait. There is an urgent need to bring forward the 2030 end-date of native forest logging to 2024.

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This is a petition run by ACF Community groups in Victoria. By signing the open letter you are granting permission for the ACF Community to contact you. 


Latest Supporters

Jana 2022-11-27 20:49:30 +1100
These forests and the animals that depend on them are too precious to lose – please stop logging now!
Jane 2022-11-24 11:47:41 +1100
Susan 2022-11-24 11:03:15 +1100
Protect our precious native forests!
Isadora 2022-11-24 10:52:30 +1100
It is extremely disappointing that in this day and age we are still logging native forests in Australia.

Surely we can and must find a sustainable solution to our timber and wood pulp needs – ie: by recycling waste products and sustainable plantations.

This must be made a priority and our forests protected and restored as part of our urgent call to action to save our planet from extreme warming.
Noel 2022-11-24 10:47:08 +1100
Shirley 2022-11-22 10:02:55 +1100
John 2022-11-21 04:35:17 +1100
Your party & government’s commitment to limit climate change is failing. Now is the time to act, and to stop further damage to our environment, if we are going to have a liveable future.
Sarah 2022-11-20 18:39:55 +1100
Ray 2022-11-20 13:17:08 +1100
Charly 2022-11-18 15:55:06 +1100
Michelle 2022-11-16 11:14:29 +1100
End it!
Anne 2022-11-15 22:23:25 +1100
Nellie 2022-11-15 14:36:05 +1100
Morgan 2022-11-15 13:57:17 +1100
Kyle 2022-11-15 13:56:32 +1100
Claire 2022-11-14 10:32:51 +1100
We need trees as habitat for wildlife, to purify air, to attract rain
Heidemarie 2022-11-13 09:48:54 +1100
Please stop native forest logging now.
Sue 2022-11-13 08:18:58 +1100
Christiane 2022-11-13 07:39:20 +1100
Michael Jonathan 2022-11-12 18:20:55 +1100
Ruth 2022-11-12 17:55:06 +1100
Corinne 2022-11-12 13:37:44 +1100
Ros 2022-11-10 19:24:07 +1100
Niklas 2022-11-09 23:20:20 +1100
Michael 2022-11-09 20:57:09 +1100
We need our forests to keep our environment healthy and able to withstand the ravages of climate change. Continued logging is detrimental to that need.
Patricia 2022-11-09 16:35:32 +1100
Angela 2022-11-09 05:26:51 +1100
Suzanne 2022-11-07 15:22:22 +1100
Graeme 2022-11-07 12:27:25 +1100
Simon 2022-11-06 14:11:19 +1100