Thanks so much to the regional Victorians who came out to our citizen science camp over the long weekend! We went surveying for Greater Gliders, and walked through forests that were recently added to the logging schedule near Errinundra on Bidewell and Monero Country. In one area our volunteers found a 14m circumference tree! This giant is just one of many huge trees which were found in areas scheduled for logging.
We'll be submitting a report to the government to try and get this area protected. We are so grateful to everyone who was able to come out. We'll be hosting more citizen science camps later in the year, hopefully restrictions will ease and we can host folks from Naarm/Melbourne.
We also hosted an online webinar and campaign launch with nearly 100 folks attending! We premiered our new short film about the Save Errinundra campaign, which disrupted logging for more than 4 months. One of the areas has been taken off the logging schedules, and others are temporarily saved in a court injunction put forward by Environment East Gippsland.
We also heard from long-time GECO campaigners and activists, and ecologist Rena Gaborov spoke about what makes these forests so special, and why we need to protect them
Thanks so much to everyone who came along. Check out the live recording below if you missed out, you can also share the film on social media here. Scroll down to watch the full film.
We've put together an action guide for chatting with decision makers and how to get in contact with them, and how you can get involved in our on the ground surveying work.
The forests of so-called East Gippsland where we live and work are on the stolen lands of the Gunnai Kurnai, Bidewell, and Monero First Nations peoples; sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our deepest respects to their Elders past and present.