Artist: Sabine Carter
While a few states tighten their regulations, in Tasmania the government still subsidises the logging industry and its practice of cutting down part of the native forests. Some of them are home to the critically endangered Swift Parrot.
"Native forests are not only vital habitat for wildlife. They are also carbon sinks crucial for absorbing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
If protected and restored, our native forests can be critical tools in addressing the climate crisis." To learn more go to: Bob Brown Foundation
"The more I learn about trees, the more I am in awe. For some people only a dead, cut down tree has value. I understand that there is a need for plantation trees, but mature, native trees? It breaks my heart. "