Deforestation is pushing wildlife to extinction

Thousands of koalas, possums, quolls, and gliders are killed each year because the NSW Government has weak land-clearing and logging laws.

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Let's end deforestation to save our wildlife 

Nature in NSW is in crisis. New laws allow for devastating deforestation and clearing of important wildlife habitat. At least 1000 species of plants and animals are facing extinction, and the destruction of their habitats is the leading threat. As a result of these new laws, 99% of identified koala habitat on private land can be bulldozed.

We can and must stop this devastation!

We need strong laws to protect our forests, bushland and wildlife. These laws must allow nature to thrive, encourage landholders to protect and restore native habitat, and make deforestation and land clearing a thing of the past.

Logging 

The forests of NSW are incredibly special. Three times the size of Tasmania, our forests are home to iconic species including the koala, pygmy possum, and echidna. Forests are vital to the health of our state, our people, and the survival of our iconic wildlife.

Forests have been declining in NSW since colonisation, and they are continuing to dwindle. Only 9% of the native forests that remain are protected in national parks or conservation areas. Much of our remaining forests are slated for logging as state forests. These state forests represent incredibly important wildlife habitats and stunning landscapes.

Almost 1000 wildlife and plant species in NSW are formally listed as being threatened with extinction. At the current rate, even the iconic koala may be gone by from NSW by 2055. The only way stop the decimation of these precious environments is to end subsidised and unprofitable logging of our public state forests.

Right now the NSW government is planning to open up thousands of hectares of protected old growth forests to logging. But it’s not too late to stop it. Sign the petition to save our forests. 

Big agribusiness 

14 hectares of koala habitat bulldozed every day

Research by the Nature Conservation Council and WWF-Australia has found koala habitat the size of 14 football fields has been bulldozed every day in just one part of the state since the government weakened the laws. The bulldozing of all wildlife habitat almost tripled in the north-central region around Moree and Collarenebri, up from 2,845 hectares to 8,194 hectares in just one year. Read more.

The precious trees and forests still standing deserve to be protected – for wildlife and for future generations. We have a plan to protect the trees, forests and wildlife of NSW but we can’t do this alone. Please make a generous donation to help end the War on Trees.

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