Protect WA's South West Forests

Protect WA's South West Forests

EVERY DAY, AN AREA THE SIZE OF 10 FOOTBALL FIELDS IS LOGGED OR CLEARED IN THE SOUTH WEST OF WA.

Over the past 150 years, more than 90% of the forests in the South West of WA have been logged or cleared releasing huge volumes of stored carbon into the atmosphere, with massive impacts on wildlife, biodiversity, cultural heritage, rainfall, water, soils, and the overall ecological health of this Global Biodiversity Hotspot.

WA South West forests are a major ally in the climate crisis. We must prioritise their conservation.

Right now, logging and clearing are major drivers of climate change ...

EVERY DAY, AN AREA THE SIZE OF 10 FOOTBALL FIELDS IS LOGGED OR CLEARED IN THE SOUTH WEST OF WA.

Over the past 150 years, more than 90% of the forests in the South West of WA have been logged or cleared releasing huge volumes of stored carbon into the atmosphere, with massive impacts on wildlife, biodiversity, cultural heritage, rainfall, water, soils, and the overall ecological health of this Global Biodiversity Hotspot.

WA South West forests are a major ally in the climate crisis. We must prioritise their conservation.

Right now, logging and clearing are major drivers of climate change, releasing huge volumes of carbon into the atmosphere and degrading a critical carbon sink.

As climate change intensifies, droughts and fires are having severe impacts on the forests and wildlife.

Forest protection is climate action. Locally, forest protection offers the best promise of building resilience to climate change.

Future generations are depending on us. Protecting forests and transitioning the native timber industry to farm forestry and plantations is a local, achievable, immediate solution, creating jobs, safeguarding biodiversity, water and climate on a global scale.

Photo of Karri Clearfell by Kim Redman 

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Ask Premier McGowan to protect the South West forests

Send a message to WA Premier Mark McGowan to support the protection of the South West's precious Karri and Jarrah Forests. It's never been more urgent that we protect our forests for climate, water and wildlife.

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