Prosecution Of Forestry Corporation Shows They Are Unfit To Manage Our State Forests

The Land and Environment Court’s decision to fine NSW Forestry Corporation for destroying koala habitat at Cattle Creek near Coffs Harbour shows Forestry Corporation is woefully unfit for managing our State Forests. 

The Great Koala National Park, an initiative of the National Parks Association of NSW, calls for the immediate end to all logging on public native forests in NSW, in light of the court’s decision. 

Return of Country in the Border Ranges

Ashley Love , NPA Coffs Harbour Branch and Dailan Pugh OAM, North East Forest Alliance

The Federal Court of Australia made a consent determination in 2007 recognising the Githabul People’s Native Title rights and interests over 1,120 km2, in 9 National Parks and 13 State Forests, in the headwaters of the Richmond and Clarence Rivers in north-east NSW.

MEDIA RELEASE :Environment groups call on Premier to halt logging in core koala habitat

Eight NSW environment groups have written to Premier Berejiklian today urging her to intervene to protect an area of Gladstone State Forest, near Bellingen, vital to the protection of koalas in NSW.

NPA would like to congratulate Forestry Corporation on its stellar tourism performance!

NPA Science Officer, Dr Oisín Sweeney, said: “this puts the lie to the greenie spin that people care about nature. Why on earth would we even consider ending the generous public subsidies1 for native forest logging when FC manage forests so effectively for tourism?”

“Destination NSW and Tourism Australia are just plain wrong: nature is not the number one factor attracting international visitors2,3, it’s our world-class logging industry;”