NEWS 14 June 2018 |
Thanks to action from our supporters both our state government and opposition have ruled out logging in our national parks!
Back in March, the logging industry called for Victoria’s national parks to be logged.
This ridiculous demand is completely out of step with public sentiment and would trash Victoria’s environmental record.
But all your emails to both the state government and the opposition to reject these calls have been successful!
The Victorian Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio made a public commitment that: “The Andrews Labor Government has no intention to log in National Parks.”
And Shadow Environment Minister Nick Wakeling has responded that: “The Liberal Nationals do not support the logging of National Parks or any public land managed exclusively for conservation or the protection of water catchments.”
National parks are the cornerstone of efforts to protect nature and ensure native species survive and thrive. They fulfil Australia’s international obligations to protect global biodiversity. Victoria’s national parks are conserving hundreds of threatened species and provide respite and recreation for millions of Victorians, providing key tourism attractions and generating between 14,000 and 20,000 regional jobs.
We thank them for you all for standing up for our national parks.
If you would like to support our work protecting Victoria’s national parks, please donate today.