FORESTS FOR LIFE LAUNCHED
WAFA has launched a new campaign, Forests For Life, which sets out a comprehensive plan to protect native forests, grow 40 000 ha of high value timber trees, carry out an ambitious landcare program and support sustainable forest based enterprises.
All the info is available at http://forestsforlife.org.au
The Australia Institute recently published a damning report into native forest logging finances and employment in WA. Barking up the Wrong Trees shows that native forest logging has cost the State $34 million over the past 4 years and recommends that the timber industry be transitioned out of native forests in the ecological and economic interests of the state.
KARRI LOGGING DOES NOT MEET THE FSC STANDARD
In October 2014 The Forest Products Commission’s logging and management of karri forests was wrongly awarded Forest Stewardship Council Controlled Wood accreditation. WAFA’s official complaint to international auditors is still being processed (January 2017) and we are now awaiting final determination on major issues by FSC International. For all the information see WAFA convener Jess Beckerling’s report here...