background of Tasmania’s old growth & high conservation value forests STILL sold as ‘eco’ wood! Dob in Ta Ann

Tasmania’s old growth & high conservation value forests STILL sold as ‘eco’ wood! Dob in Ta Ann

image of Tasmania’s old growth & high conservation value forests STILL sold as ‘eco’ wood! Dob in Ta Ann

It’s hard to believe, but one of Malaysia's biggest wood cartels is still ripping through the Tasmanian wilderness, sourcing wood that comes from inside forest landscapes designated by law for future reserve protection, and selling it in Japan as "eco-friendly” plywood. No new reserves have yet been created and an imperfect “moratorium” allows special exemptions that enable business-as-usual industrial logging.

We need your help to stop this environmental abuse now. Ta Ann supplies companies like Panasonic who may then unwittingly believe the eco-spin and buy this plywood, selling it on to Japanese housing companies and the public.

Keep sounding the alarm, send Ta Ann's corporate customers a message now!

Tasmania's outstanding native forests and their threatened species remain at risk of continued industrial scale destruction, despite the passage of new forest legislation in the Tasmanian Parliament. No new reserves have yet been declared but an exemption will allow 42 separate logging operations in landscapes designated for formal protection. Controversially, Ta Ann is continuing to receive wood from some of these forests.

We want Ta Ann's corporate customers - Panasonic, Sekisui House, Daiwa House, Japan Kenzai and Eidai to know the truth about where these products come from. They need to know that the ongoing destruction of Tasmania's forests, including old growth and threatened species habitat, cannot be accepted as "eco-friendly” plywood on the international market.

It is now more important than ever to keep pressure up for this logging to stop. Ta Ann should get clear market signals that their customers want Tasmania's forests protected immediately. Ta Ann should require that their wood supply is not sourced from any of the exempt logging coupes. Visit www.taann.net for more information.

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