Forests for Life – Save Western Australian Native Forests

Posted on 12th December 2016 by little rascal in local,make things right,must see must do - Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Source: Forests for Life – Save Western Australian Native Forests

PROTECTING FORESTS.
SUSTAINING COMMUNITIES.

The karri, jarrah, tuart and tingle forests are the heart of Australia’s South West. Western Australians love them and want to see them protected.

Protecting native forests, ensuring their health and vitality, supporting sustainable forest enterprises and transitioning the timber industry will bring tremendous environmental, social and economic benefits to the South West and the whole of Western Australia.

For many years we have been told that forest protection is in conflict with economic prosperity and employment. But as you’ll see, that is not the case. The timber industry is not profitable and relies on our taxes to stay afloat. Mills are closing and workers are losing their jobs. A well managed transition is overdue and its time has come.

We welcome your support and involvement as we put the FORESTS FOR LIFE plan into action. On this site you will discover what’s happening right now in the forests, what we need to do about it and how we can create hundreds of jobs, grow our own timber and deliver profound environmental benefits.

We encourage you to sign up, contact us, share the information and donate. Together we can make this happen!

http://forestsforlife.org.au/

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COCKATOOS IN CRISIS

First post for year is one of critical importance to all upon Earth whom wish to make it a beautiful place for all creatures, and those whom understand the many benefits in keeping our remaining forests standing….

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT AND UNITY IN STOPPING THE EARTH FUCKERS!

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You can make a difference. There are various ways. Come to camp, get involved at home, or take action online for the cockatoos.
http://www.savehelmsforest.org/

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Marine reserve the size of Mexico!

Posted on 9th August 2014 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in must see must do,web - Tags: , , , ,

Right now, the US government is receiving public comments on whether or not to create theworld’s largest Marine Protected Area in the Pacific Ocean. But President Obama is underenormous pressure from a powerful fishing lobby to water down the plan.

We can’t let that happen — majestic whales, turtles and fish stocks are all disappearing. Scientists say the best way to save our oceans is to protect large swaths from exploitation so that marine life can recover. Four years ago, we played a pivotal role persuading the UK government to create a massive marine sanctuary in the Indian Ocean, and the UK Foreign Ministry cited our campaign in its announcement. Now, if we all speak out, we can create a reserve the size of Mexico!

If we send Obama a tidal wave of global public support now, we will empower him to counter opposition and help save our oceans for generations to comeSign the petition below and tell everyone — let’s deliver one million voices before the official consultation closes in days:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/ocean_of_hope_loc/?bVtZWbb&v=43628

The reports are dire: in less than 4 decades, our oceans could be completely fished-out and coral reefs might be dead within our grandchildren’s lifetime! This new plan alone won’t be enough to fix the problem, but it could start turning the tide against global ocean destruction — it will not onlydouble the worldwide oceanic area that is fully protected, but also encourage other governments to follow suit.

Obama says he is willing to use executive action to implement the plan, but a powerful fishing lobby is trying to sink it with misleading propaganda. They say the sanctuary will hurt their business, but 95% of the fishing they’re talking about happens outside of the protected zone.Other interests want to keep the area open for future drilling and mining, which could be disastrous.

The comment period is only open for a few more days, and on August 11th the government will consult with local interest groups in Hawaii to scope out the plan. If we build a million strong global petition now and deliver it straight into the White House and the Hawaii meeting, flood the official consultation with support, and run a poll that shows massive public support near the site, we can drown them out.

With the greatest ownership of ocean in the world, the US now has a tremendous opportunity in the Pacific. Let’s drown out the opposition, and lay the foundation for protecting our oceans from exploitation. Sign the petition below, and forward it to friends and family:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/ocean_of_hope_loc/?bVtZWbb&v=43628

Our oceans are being decimated by a myriad of threats. But time and again Avaaz members have rallied to save our precious marine life. We have helped secure massive ocean sanctuaries before and plans to protect tuna and whales. We can win this!

With hope,

Danny, Luis, Lisa, Andrea, Ricken, Ana Sofia and the whole Avaaz team

MORE INFORMATION:

Pacific fishing interests oppose Obama’s plan to expand marine reserve (Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/06/30/pacific-fishing-interests-oppose-obamas-plan-to-expand-marine-reserve/

Several Nations Announce Massive Marine Reserves in the Pacific (National Geographic)
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/06/140617-pacific-marine-reserves-ocean-environment/

Obama Calls For Major Expansion Of Pacific Ocean Preserve (Law 360.com)
http://www.law360.com/articles/548854/obama-calls-for-major-expansion-of-pacific-ocean-preserve

Mr. Obama’s Ocean Monument (NYTimes)
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/18/opinion/mr-obamas-ocean-monument.html

Forest Threnody by John Austin

Posted on 11th September 2013 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in events,local,must see must do - Tags: , , , , ,

A video dealing with Western Australian forest issues made from scans of still black and white images made between 1994 and 2013

Forest Threnody from John Austin on Vimeo.

STOP the destruction of our forests!!

What’s happening in our forests?

Posted on 14th February 2013 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in must see must do,web - Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Our karri and jarrah forests are still being logged despite the industry continually running at a loss. As taxpayers we are paying to see our forests destroyed. Over 80% of the wood from our forests ends up as firewood, woodchips and railway sleepers. Our forests are worth more as habitat for wildlife, carbon stores and community heritage.

To help save the forests from stupid destruction and be smart about economics and protecting the integrity of the forests future and yours (all of us), go here to find out more:

http://www.forestlegacy.org.au/

 

‘Forest Freind and Protector Jess Bekerling wrote about the economics of it all’ :

This is Jess’ letter:

Dear editor,

The recent report on the carbon values of the south-west forests offers real opportunities. The research by ANU and The Australia Institute shows that by protecting our forests and selling the carbon credits, we could earn millions of dollars every year.

Despite what the Institute of Foresters would have us believe, we can be confident that these sorts of credits will be in demand as a part of either Tony Abbott’s ‘direct action’ approach on climate change mitigation, or under Julia Gillard’s price on carbon scheme.

Importantly for south-west towns, it gives us the opportunity to create employment on the ground in forest management – in areas such as dieback control, weed and feral animal management – promote resilient economies in regional areas, protect habitat for our threatened species and earn millions every year, by protecting the forests.

FPC’s recent comment that this would ‘devastate’ Manjimup, Pemberton, Greenbushes and Nannup is an insult to the intelligence and creativity of locals. Just as Denmark and Walpole diversified after logging left our communities, and Albany grew after whaling stopped there, these four towns will grow and prosper. Plantations and farm forestry will benefit immediately by the removal of unfair competition and forest management and eco-tourism opportunities will increase.

This is a way forward that will provide certainty to workers and communities, and protect what’s left of our native forests. It is a classic win win solution.

Yours sincerely,

Jess Beckerling

 

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