Author Archive | Alan Ashbarry

Unethical Forest Protestors in Tasmania: A Note from Alan Ashbarry

IN a rare display of sympathy and understanding for forest contractors, ABC journalist Tom Tilley has put the hard word on protestors in the Upper Florentine Valley, accusing them of perhaps even being “unethical”.   You can play the interview at the ABC Triple J website  while watching a slide show. [1]    The issue is ongoing conflict at a blockade […]

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Still Trees in Tasmania

You might like to add this to your blog   It is obviously a counter to the Richard Flanagan partly scripted new movie ‘Australia’, and does show that the last tree has yet to be chopped down in Tassie.   Cheers, Cinders

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Important Article by Friend and Forester Mark Poynter

Friends,   An important article has been published today at Online Opinion by Mark Poynter.     Mark Poynter is a professional forester with 30 years experience. He is a member of the Institute of Foresters and the Association of Consultant Foresters, and author of the book Saving Australia’s Forests and its Implications (published in […]

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A Critical Review of ‘Green Carbon: The Role of Natural Forests in Carbon Storage’

Last week the Australian National University released a report** on “Green Carbon” claiming that un-logged native forests store three times more carbon than previously reported and this prompted a demand by The Wilderness Society for an urgent end to logging of the carbon dense native forests in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Alan Ashbarry, […]

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Campaign Against ANZ Forest Policy Disingenuous – A Note from Alan Ashbarry

The ANZ bank recently released it Forest and Biodiversity Policy as part of its corporate responsibility on the environment. The bank developed the policy over the last few years in consultation with its customers and stakeholders. The policy demands that its customers when engaged in the forest industry must meet extensive criteria including independent environmental […]

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New Website on the Tasmanian Pulp Mill: A Note from Alan Ashbarry

Last year the Tasmanian Parliament and the Australian Government approved the pulp mill for the Tamar Valley. They did so after the developer, Gunns Limited, published an Integrated Impact Statement comprising 7,500 pages of social, environmental and economic analysis representing a planning investment of more than $11 million and in excess of 350,000 hours of […]

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