NSW has a rich diversity of forest ecosystems that are home to many unique plant and animal species, but many of our most sensitive forests are still at risk from logging operations.
The Regional Forest Agreements have failed to protect forests in NSW. Preventing further destructive logging of NSW’s native forests is crucial to protecting biodiversity and Aboriginal cultural heritage.
It is time to recognise that the greatest value of our public native forests comes from preserving them. With the end to native forest logging, we can save tax payers millions, greatly improve environmental protection and provide greater access for sensitive recreational and eco-tourism opportunities to some of the NSW's most beautiful natural places.
The Greens NSW support:
- An end logging in NSW's public native forests and the use of native forest resources for woodchipping and energy generation.
- The conservation of native forests to protect biodiversity, store carbon and provide new tourism and recreational opportunities, including the creation of new National Parks, such as the Great Koala National Park.
- Replacing unsustainable native forestry through a transition to plantation timbers and alternative fibres, like bamboo and hemp.