The forests of East Gippsland, Victoria, continue to fall victim to an over-subsidised and under-regulated forestry industry. While some threatened species of flora and fauna should enjoy legal protection, the regulations are too-often ignored in the quest to make a dollar out of an unsustainable plunder. Thankfully, there are people on the ground to defend the forest and get in the way of the machines if need be. A powerful combination of legal action and direct protest have catalysed a recent win for the forests on the St Patrick's River, East Gippsland.
Jill Redwood - Environment East Gippsland
Ed Hill - Goongerah Environment Centre
Image: logging halted on Tuesday 15th December, 2015. The machines were soon withdrawn from the area.
Megan Williams, Teishan Ahearne, Bec Horridge, Else Kennedy & Nicky Stott