The dangers of establishing native forest based bioenergy projects to substitute for Australia’s ailing woodchip export trade, including the adverse climate impacts that would arise, are outlined in a report by environment group Markets For Change.
The remaining koala populations of coastal NSW are being placed at greater risk of extinction due to the unsustainable logging of the native forests that they depend on for survival.
An investigation by Markets For Change has found the koala is being placed at greater risk due to the logging of forests it depends on for survival, which is being sold to unsuspecting customers as ‘Naturally Australian’ flooring by Harvey Norman.
For more than six months, MFC has followed timber from the ancient forests of Tasmania to the University of East London’s newly constructed Sports Dock which will be used by Team USA before and during the Olympic Games of 2012.
The result of a year-long investigation following the journey of timber sourced from native Australian forests in Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia to furniture retailers such as Harvey Norman.
Focusing on Australian retailers involved in selling native forest products. Retailers are able to play a huge role in protecting the world’s native forests by implementing procurement policies that rule out the selling of native forest products.