WAFA Media Releases
AUSTRALIAN CONSERVATION FOUNDATION, THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY, WESTERN AUSTRALIAN FOREST ALLIANCE MEDIA RELEASE September 10, 2015 Auditors for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) have undermined the credibility of the world-leading forest certification by endorsing clearfell logging in Western Australia’s Karri forests that threatens endangered species including the Western Ringtail Possum, the Baudin’s Cockatoo, the Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo, and rare mainland Quokka populations.
23rd October 2014 The WA Government logging agency, the Forest Products Commission (FPC), has submitted false and misleading information and gained an environmental tick of approval from the world's leading timber certifying body, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), environment groups said today. The WA Forest Alliance (WAFA) expressed shock and dismay that FSC’s high standards have been ignored.
Alarming new Birdlife Australia figures released today confirm that Carnaby’s Cockatoos on the Perth-Peel Coastal Plain are on a trajectory to be extinct within the next 20 – 30 years. The Great Cocky Count has included a 5-year trend analysis for the first time since it began, and it shows that the birds have been declining by 15% every year since 2010. Conservation groups have called for significant new wildlife protection measures including a halt to any further logging or land clearing in areas of cockatoo habitat following the release of the figures.