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A burning question

Gregg Borschmann for RN ABC, Sunday 19th July 2015

Burning native timber for renewable energy could prop up an ailing native forest industry, but the forests could earn millions in carbon credits if they’re not logged. Both options are hotly disputed and the argument opens a new front in the long running and politically-charged ‘forest wars’.

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Environment East Gippsland settles with Victorian DELWP over owls

Kath Sullivan for The Weekly Times, Friday 17th July 2015.

LOGGING will be put on hold in parts of Victoria’s forests to protect three species of threatened owl.

In an out-of-court settlement today, green group Environment East Gippsland, VicForests and the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning agreed to terms that will see increased protection of owl species that are threatened under the flora and fauna guarantee.

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Federal Govt data gives credibility to calls to end logging in native forests

Gregg Borschmann for PM ABC, Friday 17th July 2015

Official data on the Federal Government's own carbon accounting model have given new credibility to calls to end logging in Australia's native forests.

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Victorian native forest timber offered at discount price to Japanese mill

Josh Gordon and Tom Arup for The Age, Friday 17th July 2015

Victoria's native timber was offered to a Japanese-owned paper mill at a discounted fixed price as part of a secret government deal to end a protracted multimillion-dollar dispute over unpaid debts.
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Australia to launch new strategy to save endangered native animals

Rob Harris for Herald Sun, Sunday 12th July 2015

A strategy to save 20 declining native mammals such as the numbat, the greater bilby and the eastern barred bandicoot by 2020 will be launched in Melbourne this week.

Victorian forests bound for China under secret Andrews Government rescue plan

Josh Gordon for The Age. Sunday, 12th July 2015

Victoria's low grade native timber could soon be packed into shipping containers bound for China and other cut-price countries for processing under a rescue plan to help ailing state timber company VicForests.

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From the past to the future.

Mountain Views Mail, Tuesday 7th July 2015

Logged into oblivion.

John Pickrell, Australian Geographic July-August 2015

Rescue the possum magic.

Australian Geographic July-August 2015

Logging unsustainable if Leadbeater's possum is to survive, says Zoos Victoria.

Tom Arup for The Age, Friday 19th June 2015

The head of Victoria's zoos says the scale of logging in the state's central highland forests is environmentally unsustainable and has backed the creation of a new national park as giving key endangered species the best chance of survival.

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