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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Contact my MP for Forests

Contacting your local Labor Members of Parliament is a powerful way to make sure that the McGowan Government knows how important forests are to the community.

You can use this form to find out who your Labor MPs are, then give them a call to leave a message, write a handwritten letter, email, or even better –– request a meeting. 

If your search shows up with no options, then please contact ...

Contacting your local Labor Members of Parliament is a powerful way to make sure that the McGowan Government knows how important forests are to the community.

You can use this form to find out who your Labor MPs are, then give them a call to leave a message, write a handwritten letter, email, or even better –– request a meeting. 

If your search shows up with no options, then please contact [email protected] and we'll connect you with your alternative.

Scared of calling your MP? Don't be, they work for you. We can also provide resources and guidance if you get in touch.

 

 

 

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If you call your local Labor MP:

  • State your name and where you live.

  • Ask the person who picks up the phone to pass on a message to your local Labor MP that forests are a major priority for you and your networks and that you want to know what Labor will do to protect SW forests, especially in the lead up to the next Forest Management Plan (which we want to be a forest conservation plan).

  • If you'd ...

If you call your local Labor MP:

  • State your name and where you live.

  • Ask the person who picks up the phone to pass on a message to your local Labor MP that forests are a major priority for you and your networks and that you want to know what Labor will do to protect SW forests, especially in the lead up to the next Forest Management Plan (which we want to be a forest conservation plan).

  • If you'd like to make an appointment to meet with them, add this, and ask for an appointment time. 

  • Remember to thank them for their time!

 

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