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Forest protesters begin three days of action

August 10, 2023 10:56 am in by

Multiple forest protests have halted logging across two states.

It is part of the Bob Brown Foundation’s three days of nationwide actions.

 On the NSW South Coast, two forestry operations have been halted.

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One at Shallow Crossing State Forest and another at Currowan State Forest. 

Two tree sits, one in each forest, have stopped logging machinery working in each of those compartments.

Bob Brown Foundation Community Campaigner, Molly Coburn said, “These forests are critically important in the dual biodiversity and climate crisis, as some of the only remaining unburnt forest after the 2019/20 bushfires.”

In Tasmania, a mass protest is happening in Wentworth Hills’ ancient forests.

Thirty people are on site this morning with a tree sit and a number of people locked onto machinery. 

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In NSW’s northern rivers, logging has been stopped in Camira State Forest near Grafton.  

“Urgent protection and restoration of native forests need to happen now. Governments must take action to avoid destroying native forests’ ability to cool the planet and support life on Earth,” BBF Native Forest Campaigner Erik Hayward said.

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