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Tigers, orangutans and our own Leadbeater's Possum at risk from logging

Logging is endangering species around the world, not just here at home.  As we fight to maintain habitat for our endangered Leadbeater's Possum we also have to ensure that timber being imported from overseas is sustainable.  Illegal and immoral logging practices worldwide are being highlighted more often it seems.  Lets hope this increase in awareness will bring much needed change both here and around the world.  Remember, without demand there will be no drive to supply.

Click here to see an clip from the ABC's 7:30 Report about the protecting the orangutan's habitat

Click here to see a clip from the ABC's Foreign Correspondent titled Paper Tiger featuring the threat to the Sumatran tiger.

Logging is endangering species around the world, not just here at home.  As we fight to maintain habitat for our endangered Leadbeater's Possum we also have to ensure that timber being imported from overseas is sustainable.  Illegal and immoral logging practices worldwide are being highlighted more often it seems.  Lets hope this increase in awareness will bring much needed change both here and around the world.  Remember, without demand there will be no drive to supply.

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Zoos join fight to save endangered orangutans - The Federal Parliament is under increasing pressure to take action against the shrinking jungles in South East Asia, which are inhabited by endangered orangutans. Critics say the importation of illegal timber and the sale of products containing palm oil are contributing to the problem. But countries like Malaysia are fiercely defending their export industries.

Paper Tiger - Foreign Correspondent - Deforestation by the paper producers is threatening the habitat of the Sumatran tigers.