WA Forest Alliance slams Forest Management Plan review as “an exercise in rubber-stamping extinction”

MEDIA RELEASE - 12th September 2018

12th September 2018: WA Forest Alliance slams Forest Management Plan review as “an exercise in rubber-stamping extinction”

The mid-term review of logging and burning under the Forest Management Plan (FMP) has been released in draft form for six weeks of public comment, with WA Forest Alliance convener Jess Beckerling slamming it as an exercise in rubber-stamping extinction.

This review has a critically important function. It is supposed to check whether targets are being met and forests, wildlife and biodiversity are being conserved. Instead, the review has ignored cries from within the Department of Biodiversity and Conservation’s own ranks for high conservation value forests to be assessed and protected.

It’s just business-as-usual for the logging and burning of the South-West’s Global Biodiversity Hotspot forests - and business-as-usual is destroying forests and pushing threatened wildlife to extinction.

You can read the background information on the mid-term review below.