September 2015

Karri Forest Logging Threatens Wildlife

Karri forest logging has been wrongly awarded the Forest Stewardship Council's (FSC) green tick. The evidence shows that the logging of karri forests, including clear-felling of endangered wildlife habitat, does not meet the FSC standard. Environment groups around Australia are calling for the accreditation to be withdrawn.

WA Forest Alliance, in collaboration with The Wilderness Society and the Australian Conservation Foundation have published the report Ticked off: How Karri Forest Logging Threatens Wildlife and the FSC Standard. 

Download the Report Here

The report examines current logging practices and the impacts on high conservation values and makes a number of findings and recommendations.
Please sign and share the petition here, and see our facebook page for more actions you can take.


 

November 2014

 


 

Logging Schedule

Indicative logging maps for 2013

 

Proposed Forest Management Plan (FMP) 2014-2024

  • Dowload the proposed plan here.
  • Download the Environmental Protection Authorities report and recommendations here.
  • Download the WA Forest Alliance appeal against the proposed FMP which outlines grounds for concern and outcomes sought here.
  • Download the WA Forest Alliance submission on the draft FMP here.

 

 What happens to the wood from our forests?

 

Firewatch

We provide accurate and revealing information about the Department of Environment and Conservation's prescribed burning practice. You can find out information regarding what was planned and what happened during particular prescibed burns here.

 

Forests and climate change

  • Published by The Australia Institute, Carbon Credits from Western Australia’s Multiple Use Public Native Forests details the significant earnings that could be generated by protecting WA's south-west forests as carbon stores.Native forest logging has become financially unviable. Protecting the south-west forests would be highly profitable for the State. Depending on the carbon price, WA stands to earn between $16 million and $438 million in revenue from the sale of carbon credits.
  • How does protecting forests combat climate change? - Download the pdf here.

 

Threatened species

 *  Summary of known impacts of current logging practices on threatened fauna species in the karri forests. Download pdf here

 

Real Forest News Archive

The real forest news - September 2011.

 

MORE RESOURCES

Comprehensive analysis of forest issues and how forest protection benefits us all - DOCX (23 MB)

 

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