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I was told by an NPWS ranger that the whole purpose of allowing shooters in national parks was to degrade the parks to such an extent (killing all species there) that logging would be permitted, which would degrade the park even further at which point mining would be allowed.

This is what they have planned for our national parks if we don’t stand up to them.

As for calling for an assurance from the federal government that logging will never happen in the future, why bother? Politicians lie all the time and renege on their promises anyway.

NSW environment minister Robyn Parker is no friend of trees, or koalas. She claimed that logging ‘helps koalas’.

The only thing that will stop this mad dash to use up all our Earth as fast as possible can only be stopped by each one of us not buying products made from trees and recycling all tree products such as newspapers, wood etc.

Avoid brands that use old-growth trees, not plantation trees. Demand simply determines supply; if there is demand for hemp paper (or other sustainable and fast-growing pulp) then the supply will eventually be there.

We could also contact each political party asking what their stance is on logging in national parks and what is their plan to ensure a supply of sustainable wood or wood alternative prior to the federal election so they know it’s a critical issue.

Those of you worried about climate change will know that trees are critical to a healthy climate as well as biodiversity and ecosystem health.

 


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