A local ecologist is calling for the Environment Minister Matt Kean to protect important koala habitat and ensure that the EPA prosecute the Forestry Corporation for breaking the new logging rules.
The EPA has imposed a 40 day Stop Work Order on Forestry Corporation logging in parts of Wild Cattle Creek State Forest, inland from Coffs Harbour, after their finding of two giant trees cut down.
Today, 5 June, is World Environment Day and the theme is ‘Time for Nature’. It is a theme that asks you to consider the fact that the food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the climate of the earth are what allows us to exist and inhabit this small blue dot in the ever expanding universe.
Koalas are doing it tough. Between logging and fires, koalas are struggling as a species, but some good news has come their way with new areas of habitat being protected.
Koala hospitals in Port Macquarie, Currumbin and the Australia Zoo are reportedly full as wildlife rescuers do their best to save the endangered species from fire-affected areas.
The head of a state koala inquiry has written to the premier asking for urgent rescues of wildlife from bushfire-affected areas in northern NSW.
When was the last time you saw a koala ‘in the wild’? Alive? A NSW state inquiry on koala populations is underway, with a public hearing happening this Friday from 9.30am at the Ballina RSL. The government committee overseeing the... Read More →
While RFS volunteers were busy assessing property damage and Cr Mustow was calling for people to register themselves on a survival list run by Red Cross late last week, Mr Pugh said nobody was allowed into the fire-impacted area south of Casino to check on wildlife.
With logging due to start in the Braemar State Forest next Friday, the North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) are calling on the community to voice their opposition to logging of core Koala habitat.
‘It is essential that society has a relief valve for people to be able to peacefully, and strongly, act on their beliefs.'
This federal election will decide the quality of life for future generations, and irrespective of who wins it is looking pretty bleak.
Forests, rivers – we need to turn our thinking on its head and look at how we create healthy systems before we even think about what we can take from them.
A North East Forest Alliance study has identified that the Forestry Corporation has logged 2,500 hectares of 'highest priority' koala habitat over the last four years.
Forest protectors stopped logging of koala habitat for a second day in Gibberagee State Forest on Tuesday before leaving the forest.
Long-time North Coast forest protector Dailan Pugh said he is ‘at my wits end’ after the NSW Forestry Corporation yesterday failed to honour an agreement that saw an end to activists occupying Gibberagee state forest last week.
Environmental groups, including The Wilderness Society, are claiming that the new NSW Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) will drive more native species to extinction and ensure the collapse of NSW forests.
The National Parks Association of NSW Inc is renewing calls for the government to create new protected areas for koalas, including the Great Koala National Park, following the release of a critique of the NSW government’s Koala Strategy it co-authored with WWF and NEFA.
How can community movements work with progressive governments to achieve real outcomes for the environment? That’s the question that will debate in an event this Friday (November 16).
The North East Forest Alliance has accused the NSW Government of ‘fraudulently claiming a shortfall in high quality logs available from State Forests in north-east NSW’ .
The North East Forest Alliance has described as ‘misdirection’ the claim by the National Party that their spending of $45.7 million under the NSW Marine Estate Management Strategy will result in improvement in water quality of North Coast rivers.
The NSW Nature Conservation Council are calling for community action to protect old-growth forests and are coordinating a series of free workshops, the Towards Zero Deforestation Roadshow, across the north coast and NSW.
Are the states forests, protected for the last 20 years, still worth protecting? This is the question that the North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) is asking.
The North East Forest Alliance maintains that submissions to the NSW Regional Forest Agreements show that the logging of public native forests has lost its social licence and that the community do not support the NSW and Commonwealth government’s proposals to extend the RFAs for 20 more years.
A meeting tonight at Lismore Workers Club will give locals a final chance to express their concerns about the state and federal governments’ plans for logging of public lands over the next 20 years, which have been widely criticised by environment groups.
Proposed changes to the NSW logging rules will remove protections for most threatened species, open up protected old-growth forest for logging, allow intensified logging, establish a clear-felling zone, and reduce buffers on headwater streams.