04 June, 2006

ARTICLE: Vic urged to protect old-growth forests

ABC News Online

Sunday, June 4, 2006

Environmentalists want the Victorian Government to do more to protect the state's old-growth forests from logging.

The Wilderness Society says while the Government has bought out about one-third of the state's logging quotas and it should now go further.

Marking World Environment Day tomorrow, the society's Alec Marr says the old-growth forests in the east, water catchments and the homes of endangered wildlife must be saved.

"We certainly expected the Government to do more this term than they have and we are running out of time," he said.

"So we want to see the Premier take a leadership role and protect all of these fantastic areas of forest that the community has been fighting for for years."

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