The Knitting Nannas are holding regular public knit-ins in Casino in support of NEFA, to raise awareness about Forestry operations logging in koala habitat in particular in Myrtle Forest, near Casino which was severely impacted by last summers’ fires.
The Nannas say recent surveys by Dailan Pugh and NEFA volunteers found evidence of koala scats in Myrtle forest and additional roosting trees.
The Nannas say the forest needs to recover to enable koalas to recover.
SpokesNanna Rosie said that the recent government report that found koalas will be extinct by 2050 in the wild makes this imperative. ‘It is estimated Banyabba koalas which range this forest lost 83% of their population. Last week we had a long chat to an old forester who agrees that current Forestry practices are not sustainable.
‘We posted 21 letters to John Barrelaro signed by locals urging protection of koalas and cessation of logging burnt native forests.
‘As Minister responsible for forestry however, his position is now totally untenable.’
Nannas will be back in Casino again soon.