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Surveys halt logging in Greater Glider forest

March 16, 2018

The state government has stopped logging in the Queensborough river forests where protected Greater Gliders were detected by our survey team. The report we submitted on Wednesday morning with our friends at the FFRC Inc documented 11 Greater Gliders within a distance of 1km,...

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Greater Gliders going down! Take action

March 15, 2018

UPDATE!!  - Thanks to our surveys and hundreds of emails and calls LOGGING HAS BEEN STOPPED!! The Department will now conduct 'verification' surveys. Stay tuned for updates and thanks for your support! Twenty year long dodgy logging deals called "Regional Forest Agreements" exempt logging...

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Protected Greater Gliders being logged! - Take Action

March 14, 2018

A colony of protected Greater Gliders has been found in VicForests logging coupe 892-507-0020 in the Queensborough river forest. Surveys conducted by GECO and Fauna and Flora Research Collective have documented a 'high density' of Greater Gliders triggering legal protection of the forest.

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VicForests charged for illegally logging East Gippsland rainforest

March 09, 2018

Media Release - Friday March 9th VicForest has been charged for illegally logging rainforest in an East Gippsland logging coupe. The logging operation took place in the Serpentine Creek Rainforest Site of Significance near Cann River, causing serious damage to protected warm temperate rainforest....

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VicForests charged over alleged illegal logging in Gippsland forest

March 09, 2018

Originally published in the Sydney Morning Herald, March 9  Author: Adam Carey Victoria’s state-owned forestry corporation has been charged with illegal logging of a rainforest in East Gippsland after a near two-year investigation. The Andrews government’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning is...

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Andrews government accused of 'impotent approach' to logging breaches

March 04, 2018

Originally published in The Age - By Farrah Tomazin, 25 February, 2018 The Andrews government has spent years investigating claims of unlawful logging against its state-owned timber company without enforcing any penalties. Documents reveal Victoria's environment department is currently probing 27 alleged forest breaches...

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Forest protector arrested as police break up East Gippsland blockade

February 28, 2018

Police have broken up a peaceful blockade of an old growth forest logging operation at Granite Mountain near Buldah in far East Gippsland. A man who climbed a tripod structure blocking access to the old growth logging coupe was arrested at 6pm yesterday evening....

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Authorities move in to remove old growth forest blockade

February 07, 2018

Government officials from the Department of Economic Development Jobs Transport (DEDJTR) and Resources are expected to break up a forest blockade this morning in far East Gippsland. Four cars carrying 6 authorised officers from the department and one local police officer are on the...

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Granite Mountain old growth forest blockade continues for second week

January 29, 2018

Conservationists from the Goongerah Environment Centre (GECO) are continuing to blockade an old growth forest logging operation at Granite Mountain in remote East Gippsland today. The blockade was established on Monday January 22nd, and has halted logging in the contentious area for seven consecutive...

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Granite Mountain old growth blockade enters fourth day

January 25, 2018

Old growth logging operations in far East Gippsland have been stopped again for the fourth day this week, as conservationists continue to blockade the access road to the VicForests logging coupe at Granite Mountain, near the Errinundra National Park. A person is suspended in...

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Granite Mountain forest blockade enters second day

January 23, 2018

Conservationists from the Goongerah Environment Centre (GECO) continue to maintain the peaceful blockade of old growth forest at Granite Mountain in far East Gippsland that was established on Monday morning. As the blockade enters its second day a person remains suspended from a tripod...

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Old growth forest blockade established at Granite Mountain, East Gippsland

January 22, 2018

Forest conservationists from Goongerah Environment Centre (GECO) have established an old growth forest blockade this morning at Granite Mountain, near the Errinundra National Park in far East Gippsland. A person is suspended 10 metres above the ground, hanging from a tripod structure that is...

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Imminent logging of Granite Mountain old growth

December 18, 2017

Old growth forest on Granite Mountain in far East Gippsland is under imminent threat. VicForests has listed coupes 889-506-0032 and 889-506-0017 as "Harvest Pending", a sign that logging coupe commence any day. We conducted  a half day survey of the old growth forest in...

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