10 February, 2014

Logging a disaster

M. Friedlander, Frankston South
Heraldsun, letter, 10 Feb 2014

Environment Minister Greg Hunt and Prime Minister Tony Abbott have requested that UNESCO committee to remove the wold heritage protection of Tasmania's old-growth forest that were approved for world heritage listing in June last year, to enable logging.

This is unprecedented. No government has ever tried to delist a world heritage site when it is still intact.  It is extremely embarrassing internationally. There is no future in logging, but there is one in tourism.

Its a catastrophe for this magnificent natural wilderness.

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