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100 hectares of forest protected for Greater Gliders

May 19, 2016

Great news for greater gliders! Our recent survey that found 11 greater gliders has resulted in a 100 hectare protected area and stopped VicForests from destroying their habitat. The Department of Environment Land Water and Planning verified the survey last week and found the...

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GECO signs onto joint statement on Regional Forest Agreements

May 18, 2016

Goongerah Environment Centre has joined with 31 other environment groups today, calling on the Federal government to abolish the Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs). The RFAs are agreements between state and federal governments that lock in access to public forests for logging and exempt the...

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Citizen survey stops logging in Greater Glider forests again!

April 28, 2016

A citizen science survey has stopped logging on the Errinundra plateau again! Last night 11 Greater Gliders were found on a spotlighting survey in a forest being logged by VicForests. In East Gippsland Greater Gliders are protected by law when more than 10 individuals...

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Minister stops burning of Kuark logging coupes in rainforest stronghold

April 20, 2016

Great news! Environment Minister Lisa Neville has cancelled the planned burn of logged areas in the iconic Larissa Lane in #‎KuarkForest! Last week we raised concerns that the Department of Environment and VicForests' burns of a logged area at Larrissa Lane would endanger the...

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Action needed to halt burning of rainforest area in Kuark forest

April 12, 2016

Yesterday a crime against nature was committed at Hensleigh ck rd on the Errinundra Plateau. The Victorian government burnt an area of rainforest that was illegally logged last year. One year ago VicForests bulldozed ancient rainforest trees like Sassafras and Black olive berry, likely...

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New unlawful logging in Rainforest Site of Significance

April 04, 2016

GECO and Fauna and Flora Research Collective has exposed another two unlawful rainforest logging breaces this week. These breaches are the fourth and fifth cases of VicForests' unlawful logging in rainforest areas in just three months. The area is situated in the Serpentine Rainforest...

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40 rare tree-ferns found as VicForests investigated for rainforest logging

March 31, 2016

A VicForests coupe is under investigation by the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP) for logging of protected rainforest in East Gippsland's Cabbage Tree Creek Area. GECO surveys identified logged rainforest buffers, 40 rare Slender and Skirted Tree-ferns and 75 rainforest associated...

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VicForests caught logging protected rainforest again

March 17, 2016

VicForests has been caught out logging protected rainforest again. Logging commenced last week in high conservation value wet forest on the border of the Kuark and Murrungower forest blocks. This area is a stronghold for warm temperate rainforest, which is protected by law. An...

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Citizen scientists converge in Kuark forest

March 15, 2016

Sixty people converged in the Kuark Forest over the weekend to learn and practice survey techniques for protected forest species. GECO forest campaigners presented educational presentations and workshops on species ecology, the East Gippsland forest campaign, survey report writing and rainforest biogeography. Valuable data...

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VicForests faces fresh court challenge over endangered species

February 25, 2016

Environment East Gippsland (EEG) is suing VicForests in the Supreme Court again! Central to the legal case are inadequate protections and pre logging surveys for protected species such as the critically endangered East Gippsland Galaxias fish, the endangered Long footed potoroo, Yellow bellied gliders...

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100 hectares of forest saved for Greater Gliders

February 18, 2016

Great news! The greater glider survey we conducted recently has been verified by ecologists commissioned by the Department of Environment. 100 hectares will be protected from logging! The verification team found the same number of gliders as we did, 15 in total. It's good...

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Vic gov allows logging in forest subject to environmental investigation

February 13, 2016

Last week we submitted reports to the Department of Environment detailing the presence of protected rainforest, a rare and protected plant and a large population of protected Yellow Belly Gliders in areas scheduled for logging in Kuark forest. The Department confirmed they will investigate...

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VicForests forced to stop logging contentious coupe in Kuark forest

February 04, 2016

Another great result for East Gippsland's forests today! Legal action by Environment East Gippsland combined with our threatened species surveys has forced VicForests to halt logging in an area of #‎KuarkForest and survey for threatened species! Watch this short film telling the story of...

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Greater Glider survey stops logging on Errinundra plateau.

January 26, 2016

In the early morning hours of January 25th, three citizen scientist surveyors conducted a survey for Greater Gliders in old growth forest on the Errinundra Plateau. Logging machinery had just moved in and logging was about to commence. We knew this area was high...

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