Description / Synopsis
The Murray River Red Gum forests of southern NSW are the largest remaining on earth. They have significant heritage value, play a vital role in protecting the health of our great river and are home to 100 threatened species.
Yet the state government was allowing them to be plundered; 95% of the timber being used for low value products such as fence posts, firewood and railway sleepers.
Logged at over four times the sustainable level for the past two decades, the area had been described by conservationists as the most blatant case of over-logging in modern Australia.
The plan was to help put the issue on the political agenda by getting the green voters and The Wilderness Society member base in the local electorate to apply pressure on the State Minister for Environment and Climate Change.
Help turn the Red Gum forests into National Parks.
Thanks to thousands of emails from concerned citizens and a committed faction within parliament, on the 19th May 2010 the Government made a historic decision. It called a halt to the logging and announced they would protect 100,000 hectares of Red Gum forest.
|Title||"Murray River Red Gums "|
|Advertiser|| The Wilderness Society |
|| Lands, Soils, Forests & Mountains
|Date of First Publication
|Country of Production||Australia|
|Tagline||Help rescue the Murray River Red gums|