Forests and woodlands

The forests and woodlands of New South Wales are home to an astonishing diversity of species, and provide us with vital ecosystem services, including fresh water, soil protection and carbon storage.

Protecting our native forests

Current logging activities in New South Wales’ native forests are fundamentally unsustainable. Over-allocation of timber resources from our native forests has resulted in timber being harvested faster than it can grow, which in turn is driving increasingly unsustainable logging practices. We work to protect our native forests by exposing illegal logging, advocating for improved forestry regulation and presenting the case for a transition to a sustainable plantation-based timber industry.

Right now, the NSW Government is reviewing logging regulations that provide essential protection for our forests and native wildlife. Speak up today to defend these important environmental protections.

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Woodlands and wildlife at risk

Native vegetation provides essential environmental, social and economic benefits, including protecting water quality, maintaining soil health and providing wildlife habitat for threatened species.

These values are at risk from land clearing, unsustainable logging and looming changes to important environmental laws, including the Native Vegetation Act, Threatened Species Conservation Act and National Parks and Wildlife Act. Recent changes to native vegetation regulations deliver damaging concessions to the farming lobby, by weakening protections for paddock trees and allowing clearing without approval.

Since the introduction of the Native Vegetation Act 2003, the state’s poor record of broadscale land clearing has improved, but we still face significant threats to native landscapes across New South Wales. 

We cannot afford to return to the era of broadscale land clearing when millions of hectares of forests and woodlands were bulldozed and burned. We are working with our members to defend essential protections for our forests, woodlands and wildlife.

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You can help by volunteering, making a donation and sending an email to your local MP

 

Latest news

 

29 May, 2014

 

Shooters and Fishers land clearing plans out of touch with mainstream community values

Conservationists have slammed today’s proposal by the Shooters and Fishers Party to tear the heart out of state land clearing laws as environmentally irresponsible and out of touch with community values.

Forests and wildlife

20 January, 2017

 

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“The government needs to develop a clean energy transition plan as a matter of urgency with input from all the key stakeholder, including workers in the energy sector.”

Forests and wildlifeCoal and gas

20 January, 2017

 

Blog 2

“The government needs to develop a clean energy transition plan as a matter of urgency with input from all the key stakeholder, including workers in the energy sector.”

Forests and wildlifeCoal and gas

 
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