CLIMATE ACTION SHOW
AUGUST 28TH 2023
PRODUCED BY VIVIEN LANGFORD
SAVING FORESTS IS CLIMATE ACTION
Immediate protection of Australia’s native forests is one of the most effective ways to tackle climate and biodiversity crises. Our Federal government could do it. NZ has banned Native forest logging since 2002.
Dorothee Babeck - Bob Brown Foundation Campaigner NSW End Native Forest Logging Now - Bob Brown Foundation Open letter Please sign
Sue Higginson - MLC NSW Parliament. Former CEO of Environment Defenders Office
“I have been on the frontline of forest defence myself and I have represented countless other forest defenders through the courts as they seek to protect the environment from senseless destruction.
NSW has the highest rates of extinction in the country and the Forestry Corporation is directly driving these extinctions through destruction of habitat in forests that are either struggling to recover from the 2019/20 bushfires or are the last remaining unburnt areas in the landscape."
Dr Kim Loo - Doctors for the Environment ABC: Scientists say WA government’s prescribed burns targets have no scientific basis - DEA
Senator Dr.Mehreen Faruqui - Green Party Federal Government- Animal Welfare Portfolio
“We know that it is reckless regional forestry agreements, and weak and broken federal environmental laws that have allowed native forest logging to go on indiscriminately, which has put our wildlife at the brink of extinction,”
QUIZ after listening to the podcast
a)How long have koalas been in Australia?
b) Do Koalas prefer Tallowwood leaves or Magnolias?
For a book prize send your answers to : email@example.com
At least 1,733 environmental activists and land defenders have been killed for their work over the past decade, according to a new report from the nonprofit Global Witness. That means that a person defending the environment is killed every other day, a harrowing statistic especially in the context of the worsening climate and biodiversity crisis.
To take climate action with a focus on human rights AI might be the group for you : Environmental Crisis - Amnesty International Australia. You can receive urgent action requests which give you all you need to write in defence of environmental activist round the world.
GROUPS YOU CAN SUPPORT TO BAN NATIVE FOREST LOGGING
2. NORTH EAST FOREST ALLIANCE -Time to stop Logging Koalas to Extinction - North East Forest Alliance (nefa.org.au)
Let us know of other groups you recommend : firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember : SAVING FORESTS IS CLIMATE ACTION
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