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The UNESCO World Heritage
Committee today unanimously rejected a controversial proposal by the Australian government to strip 74,000 hectares of temperate rainforest from a World Heritage
Site in Tasmania
. In an embarrassing setback for the ...
The UNESCO World Heritage
Committee has begun its annual meeting in Qatar, where a decision will be made on the Federal Government's application to have 74,000 hectares of Tasmania
n forests delisted.
The committee, meeting in Doha, is ...
Thousands of Australians rallied Saturday against the proposed logging of protected forests in rugged Tasmania
ahead of a UNESCO World Heritage
meeting where the issue will be discussed.
The conservative government has asked UNESCO to ...
Imagine the uproar if the Grand Canyon was dug up for mining. The protests if the bells of Notre Dame were melted down for car parts.
There are not many places in the world
precious enough for World Heritage
listing, so many countries ...
Last year, after decades of fighting, environmentalists and the forestry industry reached a landmark agreement that added 170,000 hectares of old
-growth forest in Tasmania
as a part of a World Heritage
Site. But less than a year later and that ...
Almost 200,000 hectares of Tasmania
's old growth
forest have been world heritage
listed, bringing hope that a three-decade fight between environmentalists, politicians and loggers is over.
The World Heritage
Committee has extended the ...
A bushfire has forced an environmental campaigner from the top of a tree following a 457-day vigil to block logging of a stand of old
-growth forest in Australia.
Miranda Gibson, 31, has been perched 60 meters of an ancient gum tree in ...
BIG tracts of Tasmania
n native forest now have legal protection from logging in the tortuous process aimed at ending the state's generation-long forests dispute.
Federal and state governments yesterday said the conservation agreement, ...
A PEACE deal between Tasmania
's forestry industry and environmental lobby has been secured by a $274 million government package, raising hopes the long-running conflict is near an end.
The deal hammered out at the weekend by the Prime ...
PEACE is closer to being secured in the decades-long fight over Tasmania
n forests after a $274 million government package aimed at ending most logging of native forests was agreed on at the weekend.
But while the deal hammered out ...
n Timber Giant Retreats from Old Growth
Logging Environment News Service (ENS)
Tasmanian Timber Giant Retreats from Old Growth
MELBOURNE, Australia, September 10, 2010 (ENS) - Australian environmental groups ...
This is by no means a new battle: in fact, Tasmania
n industrial foresters and environmentalists have been fighting over the issue of clearcutting the island’s forests for decades. The battle--some would probably prefer 'war'--is over nothing less ...
Thank you for your warm welcome. I begin by acknowledging the Ngunnawal people, the traditional owners of the land.
Gandhi once said, "The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the ...
FOREST campaigners have halted logging in the Styx Valley this morning after
staging a mock visit from Federal politicians in the Weld Valley near Huonville
at the weekend.
Activists from the Huon Valley Environment Centre ...
Protesters claim to have stopped logging in the Styx Valley forest in their
campaign for World Heritage
protection for Tasmania
Up to 10 activists walked into an area known as coupe SX10F of the Styx Valley,
west of ...
TASMANIA'S old growth
forests will receive no greater protection under a
Labor Government than they do from the Coalition.
On a visit to Tasmania
yesterday, the Opposition Leader, Kevin Rudd, vanquished
the ghost of the former ...
ELEANOR HALL: Only yesterday the Federal Government was promising to tackle
climate change by protecting forests in Indonesia.
Today it's admitted that it's broken an election promise on protecting Tasmania
The great debate ended on Sunday without even a muttering of "Kyoto Protocol"
or "old-growth forests" - a sign that, although the environment was billed to
take centre stage in this election, it has been a side issue. ...
Environment Minister Ian Campbell has accused green groups of simplifying the
climate change debate by advocating Australia ratify the Kyoto Protocol and
increase its mandatory renewable energy target.
In an interview with The ...
Michael Field vividly remembers the day he was out and about, on the hustings
somewhere, when Bob Brown's election jingle crackled across the car radio: "Go,
go the Greens for government."
Eleven years on, the former ...
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