Forests protection

The forests and woodlands of New South Wales are home to an astonishing diversity of species, and provide us with vital ecosystem services, including fresh water, soil protection and carbon storage.

Protecting NSW Forests

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 European settlement began, 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.

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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End the subsidies that destroy our forests

A new report by The Australia Institute reveals that as NSW residents we are subsidising the destruction of our remaining native forests.

Over the past seven years, we have propped up the uneconomic native forests logging industry to the tune of $79 million. This means that without taxpayer handouts, this part of the industry would be unviable. 

Read the full report here

Check out this video to learn more about how this destroying our native forests is impacting koalas and other native wildlife. Many thanks to Yoga for Nature for putting this together.

 

You can help by volunteering, making a donation and taking action on a current campaign.

 

Latest news

 

11 July 2019

 

Premier Berejiklian must defend our parks - rule out logging Murray Valley National Park

Conservation groups are calling on Premier Gladys Berejiklian to rule out opening any national parks to extractive industries.

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