VfCA urges Tasmanian Government to protect the endangered Swift Parrot

For the sake of the Swift Parrot, and all other wildlife within the old forests, including the endangered Tasmanian Devil, Wedge-tailed Eagle and Masked Owl, Chair Dr Jeannet Kessels, volunteers Dr Janet Berry and Dr Mariska Hall, and former Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Ron Glanville have again written to Tasmanian Premier Rockliff.

Tasmanian government logging agency, Sustainable Timber Tasmania, began felling trees in a known Swift Parrot habitat area as part of its native forest logging program. The Three Year Wood Production Plan allows for more than 13,000 hectares of native forest to be logged, the bulk of this destruction aimed at producing more pulp.

We have again urged the Tasmanian Government to bring an end to native forest logging, and to request a meeting.

A copy of the letter is available here.

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