The Battle to Protect Threatened Species Campaign

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Campaign Name

The Battle to Protect Threatened Species Campaign

Campaign Target

NSW Government

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Campaign Goal

Establish moratoria over some 180,000 ha of oldgrowth forest until EISs were prepared

Campaign Issue/Description

After a blockade and court case over Chaelundi in 1990, and promises of more to come, we forced the NSW Government to establish moratoria over some 180,000 ha of oldgrowth forest until EISs were prepared. We managed to get oldgrowth mapped during forest negotiations from 1995-98, with mapped “high conservation value” oldgrowth protected. In 2003 we had protection extended to cover all mapped oldgrowth stands over 10ha on public land. Wilderness on public land was also protected as part of that process

Campaign Geographical Extent

Regional

Campaign Location

North east forests New South Wales

Campaign website (if available)

https://www.nefa.org.au/history

Date campaign began

1982

Outcome

The limited off-reserve logging prescriptions that have evolved since 1991 are still inadequate to sufficiently mitigate impacts on threatened species. They are of unknown
veracity, have been poorly applied and inadequately enforced. Now it seems they will be
wound back and the limited protections diminished.

status

Failure with some caveats

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North East Forest Alliance Managed/contributed to the following campaigns Agent