Forestry & Wetlands
If Australia does not adopt best forestry practices our children will thank us for nothing.

Lawyers For Forests

Gunns of Tasmania (Greedybushwacker gunni)
If you saw the Four Corners programme on Gunns of Tasmania called "Lords of the Forest", you would have noticed that these people are very careless with the truth, however they are making millions by destroying the virgin forests of Tasmania.

A Destructive Feral Animal Lurks in Tasmania
There is a destructive feral animal destroying the ancient gene pools of Tasmania, its scientific name is Greedybushwacker gunni.
It's hard to believe, but this destruction of Australia is even supported by the Premier of Tasmania Mr Paul Lennon.

If a foreign power did this to Australia we would be on a war footing, so where is our Prime Minister?
And, where is the Leader of the Opposition?

This is what these ferals call 'developing our resources'.
Shouldn't the vandals responsible for this outrage be in prison?

If a foreign power tried to do this to our forests, we would be on a war footing to - protect our country!  So who are the quislings who have sold us out for a quick buck?
Business Tasmania
Drive Tasmania
Discover Tasmania
CorpWatch - Holding Corporations Accountable

This same destruction has been happening on the east coast of Australia at the hands of people like Harris Daishowa.  In West Australia a bloke by the name of Mr Bunnings was responsible for the same kind of destruction.  Yes he was the one who started the hardware chain called Bunnings; he funded that from the money he made from our forests.

Mr Bunnings was turning the ancient Jarrah and Karri forests into woodchip, this was aggressively supported by Mr Wilson Tuckey the Ex Minister for Forests and the West Australian Department for Conservation called CALM.

There are enough plantation forests now in Australia to support all our forestry needs without needing to destroy what is left of our irreplaceable gene pools.  What these people are doing is damaging as much old forest as they can so as they can then say - �now this area is not worth saving� they will then have it given to them by their mates in government for their own plantations.

If a politician does not understand the value of a broadly based gene pool, then that person is no better than a drunkard in charge of a school bus.

Maps of where the tropical rainforests of the world can be found.

But you�ll have to hurry because the Asian Logging Giants intend to wipe them out; they see money not the forests or the animals.  These people don�t care about nature and they can never have enough money; it is a kind of disease that they have.
Tropical Rainforests: Their Wonders and the Perils They Face
Endgame Research Services (PIN - A project of the Public Information Network)
You can find out who controls and destroys the forests of the world here:
Asian Logging Giants Extend Reach into Rainforests of World
Asian logging giants extend reach: Rainforests are major targets
Save our Earth - Campaigning to save the Rainforests before their destruction leads to the end of civilization on Earth.

Wood Chipping, Clear Felling and Feral Animals

There are some strange people that say that if we don�t chop down our ancient forests soon then they will all die out.  So we should allow in the woodchip companies to clear fell our forests to save them.

That kind of logic would suggest that because we did not have woodchip companies clear felling our forests in the past then our native forests should have become extinct thousands of years ago.  Hmmm strange indeed that they were hanging on and waiting for Gunns of Tasmania and Harris Daishowa to chop them all down to save them from dying out.

What they are actually doing is getting as much cut down as soon as possible so as they can then say that �this area is not now worth saving for its genetic library� so they will then own it.  If anyone does not want to believe this, then bad luck because this is what is happening.

There are some that say that by destroying our remnant old growth forests, they are only developing our resources.  Have such people ever considered the difference between a broadly based and a narrowly based gene pool?  Or do they even care?

See Collin�s Pine for good forestry practices in the USA.  Perhaps those destructive people at Gunns in Tasmania could take a leaf out of the book of sustainable practices of �Collins in the US�, regarding responsible forestry.

Here is a letter from The Business Journal about the forestry practices of Collins -

If feral animals came to Australia and began clear felling and wood chipping what is left of our native forests, what would we do to those feral animals?  Every person that i have asked has made a very serious suggestion as to what we would have to do with them.

If Martians came to earth and started to clear fell our forests and poison our rivers and oceans and contaminate our crops with genetically engineered and patented pollen: see pages one and two, we would be on a war footing; and those who sold us out to the Martians would be charged with treason.

Well this is happening to our planet right this minute and Martians are not responsible; those that are responsible live here on planet earth and have the gall to call themselves civilised.  We must all be part of the solution and consider our children�s future, because if we are not, then we are part of the problem.

If an "expert" tells you not to be concerned about our dwindling forests and they fail to consider the following: -

  • 1. Broadly based, versus narrowly based gene pools
  • 2. Keystone Species
  • 3. Corridors for wildlife
  • 4. Minimum size habitats for the survival of certain species
  • and 5. On the international scene, the protection of our Vavilov Centres which are slowly being contaminated by Monsanto.

  • Once a gene pool has been narrowed, it has been narrowed forever; that is a biological fact and it has nothing to do with employment or how much money you are making.  As our Keystone species are lost and our Vavilov Centers are contaminated and our gene pools are narrowed, the world is a poorer place forevermore and the options for our children�s future have been narrowed with them.

    Every tonne of paper recycled, saves 12 trees.  It saves over 2 barrels of oil, 4000 kWh of electricity, 4 cubic metres of landfill and over 30,000 litres of water.

    Millions of animals lose their homes when we clear-fell their forests.

    Visit us with a click.
    Do you know which two of us are Keystone Species?
    Keystone Species
    Hi Aussie Kids, i'm your Cassowary and i'm in trouble with the pigs.

    An honest look at Forestry in Australia
    Questions about forestry practices in Australia 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66.
    You�ll notice that questions 61, 62, 63 of feral animals overlap into forestry.
    Do consider Question/Answer 63 on Cats, foxes and bushfires.

    Forest Conservation Portal
    Ecological Science Based Forest Conservation Advocacy.  Providing Vast Rainforest, Forest and Biodiversity Conservation News and information

    Rainforest Action Network

    Tropical Rainforest Coalition

    Australian Rainforests Sites
    Rainforest Wildlife
    Australian Rainforest Conservation Society
    Wet Tropics Management Authority
    Rainforest Action Network

    Temperate Rainforests of Australia
    Temperate Rainforests of Tasmania
    Tasmanian temperate rainforests WWF
    Otway Cool Temperate Forest
    Temperate Rainforests - Wikipedia

    What about Victoria's State Animal - The Leadbeater's Possum?
    We nearly lost the Leadbeater�s possum because of the �magnificent and thoughtful� forestry practices of Victoria

    Destruction of the Queensland's Brigalow forests for cattle.
    Brigalow Tropical Savannah
    Brigalow Belt Forests in Queensland � gone to pasture

    If you are concerned about the Brigalow forests ask the Premier of Queensland and your Prime Minister what they are doing to stop the destruction of what is left of these old forests.  You could ask them, whether or not they think that the moo cows are more important than these ancient gene pools?

    About writing letters to politicians: -
    Only ever write very short letters to politicians because they are usually very busy people; 30 to 50 words is plenty.  Only write about one issue at a time and be polite but firm.  If you get a �nonsense answer� you should reply immediately and remind them that you are intelligent and want a sensible answer because you and your friends want to know who is worth voting for.

    Your Politician�s addresses here

    Others worth a look.
    People and the Planet
    Vegetation types � Len Webb � Ecological images collection
    Safeguarding our Rainforest Heirlooms - Australian Bureau of Statistics

    The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

    Mangrove Websites
    Useful links.

    Sungei Buloh Nature Park
    Interesting Links to Mangrove Sites

    Asian Rainforests
    Asian Forest Fires
    Rainforests of Indonesia
    Fighting for the Penan of Sarawak
    Bruno Manser
    Rainforests of Malaysia
    Penan � Nomads of the Borneo Rainforest
    Bruno Manser Fonds � Disappeared for helping the Penan - Society for the peoples of the rainforest
    Straumann Lukas steps in to help after Bruno Manser Fonds vanished.
    BRUNO AND THE BLOWPIPES - Who will determine the future of Sarawak's Penan?

    Forests of Madagascar - An island gem in trouble off the east coast of Africa
    An insight into Madagascar � some great pics in here.
    Madagascar - Perhaps careful tourism could save the forests and unique animals of Madagascar and help the people to survive in the paradise that their island should be.
    There is much to learn about Madagascar on these next two sites

    Visit the Lemurs of Madagascar

    The Western Ghats is one of India�s biological treasures that must be saved.
    North Western Ghats montane rainforests - WWF
    Wildlife First - India
    Wildlife First Campaigns - India
    Wildlife & National Parks in India

    For the complete inventory of all species of life on earth: -