Every year only 10-15 % of all the karri and jarrah logged ends up as usable timber. The rest is wasted as woodchips, fuel wood and sawdust. Logging has also become unprofitable and is being propped up by WA tax-payers. 


When you donate you protect wildlife. Your donations enable us to survey forests and campaign for protection of vital habitat. Many unique animals including Numbats and Black Cockatoos are endangered by logging. We must protect their homes. 


The south-west forests support many lives and are fundamental to a stable climate and fresh water. Forests are extraordinary living systems made up of countless creatures and the relationships they share. Protecting forests is preserving life. 

Will you stand with the forests for life?

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Protecting forests.
Sustaining Communities.

The karri, jarrah, tuart and tingle forests are the heart of Australia's South West. Western Australians love them and want to see them protected.

Protecting native forests, supporting sustainable forest enterprises and transitioning the timber industry will bring tremendous environmental, social and economic benefits to the South West and the whole of Western Australia.

For many years we have been told that forest protection is in conflict with economic prosperity and employment. But as you'll see, that is not the case. The timber industry is not profitable and relies on our taxes to stay afloat. Mills are closing and workers are losing their jobs. A well managed transition is overdue and its time has come.

We welcome your support and involvement as we put the FORESTS FOR LIFE plan into action. On this site you will discover what's happening right now in the forests, what we need to do about it and how we can create hundreds of jobs, grow our own timber and deliver profound environmental benefits.

We encourage you to sign up, contact us, share the information and donate. Together we can make this happen!


Source: Forests Products Commission Annual Report 2013-2014


Karri trees up to 600 years old are being woodchipped and ancient jarrah trees are being sold as charcoal logs for silicon production. Threatened species like Red-tailed Black Cockatoos and Numbats are losing their homes and the wood is being wasted on low-value products.


We need to act urgently to get forest and wildlife protection back on track.

Logging is destroying nests, food and shelter for endangered wildlife including Black Cockatoos, Numbats and Western Ringtail Possums. We need to heed the calls of experts and protect their habitats immediately.

Western Ringtail Possums are now considered critically endangered by scientists and it’s been shown that up to 70% of individuals die within 2 weeks of their forest being logged. Yet logging is still continuing in their last refuges.  At this rate they will be extinct within our lifetimes.

We can turn this around and protect the south-west’s wildlife and biodiversity with the Forests for Life Wildlife Action Plan.


Please stop logging native forests. It is too parasitic on nature. There is no need, even though a few may profit many more suffer.

Christopher Dean

Why can’t we say we are saving the trees and forests for all the animals and the planet. When will the human race learn to stop destroying and killing everything. Humans are the only animal on earth that goes against Mother Nature.

Judy Smith

Time to re address Bauxite mining in the Jarrah forest. 1000 ha is destroyed every year due to mining activity. There is still 50 years on Alcoas mining lease. This is madness, we are mining the lowest grade of bauxite mined anywhere in the world and loosing the Jarrah forest to pay for it.

Darling Ranger

There is sufficient plantation timber in Australia to meet our needs. Further plantings of hemp and establishment of value adding infrastructure will provide construction materials and fibre. The great forests of WA are far too valuable to be logged. Consider a WA forest university , the amazing forest to wild flower landscape. Most of all…

brenton rittberger

Here’s our proposal for south-east NSW: http://www.greatsouthernforest.org.au/


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Farm Forestry and Landcare Forum

Thursday 2nd March, 5:30pm | Manjimup Town Hall

Hear from local farm forestry and landcare experts and get involved in the discussion that is helping to shape the Forests For Life plan.

More info here https://www.facebook.com/events/1824903821067895/

Forests For Life Margaret River

Thursday 16th November, 5:30pm | Fair Harvest, 426 Carters Rd Margaret River

Join us for a glass of wine, all the information and a lively discussion on this exciting initiative with Wardandi Elder and Custodian Bill Webb, Augusta Margaret River Shire President Cr Ian Earl, FFL Campaign Director Jess Beckerling, local native forest finances expert and Shire Councillor Peter Lane, local activist and organiser Naomi Godden and political candidates for the south-west.

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/130117394161065/

South Coast Campaign Launch

Sunday 20th November 2016 

After a successful campaign launch in Perth in October, Forests For Life is now being launched on the south coast. You're welcome to join us to celebrate this great plan for the south-west and find out about the next steps. Details here:



Forests for Life Campaign Launch

Thursday 20 October 2016 

The WA Forest Alliance's new campaign 'Forests For Life' goes live with the launch party at Earthwise. Forests For Life sets out the comprehensive and holistic plan for protecting our native forests while growing and sustaining the local communities, industrys, wildlife and workforce that rely on it.
Learn about our vision and how you can help us achieve it!

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