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Local community takes a stand for the forests of Mt St Leonards

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June 8

thelaststand.org.au

The inspiring local community of Toolangi, Victoria, has taken a stand against the logging of Leadbeater’s possum habitat at Leo’s Foot, Mount Saint Leonards, this week, with over 30 community members arrested yesterday.
“The logging of Mt St Leonard is not just scarring the landscape, it is psychologically scarring the community” said Deanne Bail, local resident and tourism operator.

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June 8

thelaststand.org.au

The inspiring local community of Toolangi, Victoria, has taken a stand against the logging of Leadbeater’s possum habitat at Leo’s Foot, Mount Saint Leonards, this week, with over 30 community members arrested yesterday.

“The logging of Mt St Leonard is not just scarring the landscape, it is psychologically scarring the community” said Deanne Bail, local resident and tourism operator.

Earlier this week, the local community began blockading Leo’s Foot in a last ditch effort to protect this critical area of forest.

“Premier Baillieu will have to personally come out here and remove us from this site,” says Toby Eccles, local business operator. ”These forests in Toolangi were untouched by the terrible fire in 2009, and they are now a sanctuary for endangered wildlife. It is abominable that the Baillieu government is now choosing to destroy them.”

For more info and to find out how you can help, visit MyEnvironment and The Wilderness Society Victoria, and make sure you have a read of some of the media coverage HERE.

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