Will you send a message to the Premier today, calling for the transfer of native state forests in SEQ to protected areas?
BREAKING: Read The ABC's story here:
Recent research has revealed that 70,000 hectares (ha) of state forest in South East Qld is home to a rich and important diversity of plants and animals and should be transferred to protected areas. These areas of state forests are recognised as providing irreplaceable intact native habitat including threatened ecosystems and koala and greater glider habitat. These state forests are on the lands of the Gubbi Gubbi/ Kabi Kabi, Jinibara and Wakka Wakka peoples and are also important cultural sites.
Recently we received some great news that Ferny Forest (Beerwah State Forest) as well as parts of other native state forests will be protected. This is great news and a testament to the efforts of the Save Ferny Forest community group and the Sunshine Coast Environment Council. However, this is only a very small portion of State Forest in South East Qld, and still leaves the majority of native state forests open to logging, some of which are already being logged.
We need the Queensland government to commit to transferring all 70,000 hectares of native state forests to protected areas before it is logged. Send a message to the premier now.