END THE WASTE
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.
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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!
WHERE OUR NATIVE FOREST TIMBER GOES
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.
SUPPORT FOR FORESTS FOR LIFE
Stop logging native forests and invest in recycled products. For our future, and our children’s future.
At some time people will recognise this is wrong, let’s not waste a second in explaining what is occurring, and stop this vandalism of our planets future.
I’m in full support of action groups who support a stop to destroying forests and habitat. The planet belongs to all living beings on this planet, not just humans. Forests, habitat and nature are worth more then jobs and profits. Forests are life and need to be protected from human greed! A high proportion of…
The Forest for Life Plan is a well researched, realistic and legitimate plan to transition the timber industry from logging and clearing High Conservation Value Native Forests, into a farm forestry industry, indigenous and eco tourism, and food production. Its not a case of forests vs jobs, FFL proves that the two can exist alongside…
Please stop logging native forests.
It is too parasitic on nature. There is no need, even though a few may profit many more suffer.
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