NEWS 1 Jan 2024 |
Today the chainsaws fall silent and we breathe a very deep sigh of relief. Native forest logging is offically a thing of the past in Victoria.
This is a game-changer for nature.
Today is a powerful reminder that the state-sanctioned destruction of nature isn’t inevitable. It’s the consequence of poor decisions by the people we’ve elected and entrusted to look after nature.
Better decisions can be made, if we demand them. And that’s what exactly our community did, for years on end.
There are quite a lot of unanswered questions about the future of forests in the west. Our key concern is that the work forest fire agencies are doing across the state is often indistinguishable from intensive logging practices.
We’ll be keeping a close eye on what is planned for forest works and keep you updated. Soon we’ll talk about restoring and recovering what we’ve lost.
The massive milestone would not be possible without the hard work, resilience and determination of the Victorian nature community.