Australian Logging Tragedy: Ancient Old-Growth Turned to Paper
By Forests.org, project of Ecological Internet, Inc.
March 8, 2006
Protest against Gunns of Tasmania goes global, ask business
partners to divest from Gunns Signez ICI
Tasmania, Australia's old growth forests are highly threatened
by the woodchip industry, as ancient forests are reduced to
throw-away paper products. On March 6th, outraged world citizens
protested Gunns Ltd's destruction of old-growth forests, and
their undermining of democracy, at Australian embassies and
consulates in America, Canada, Japan and the United Kingdom.
Protestors wore tape over their mouths with the word "Gunns"
printed on it to protest Gunns Ltd's continued attempts to use
its wealth and power to crush dissent and silence its critics
through the courts. Tasmania's iconic forests contain massive
eucalyptus trees, some of the tallest hardwood trees in the
world, and are home to many endangered species. Gunns Ltd
exports over four million tonnes of native-forest woodchips each
year, mostly to the Japanese paper industry, with more than 65%
sourced from old-growth, high conservation value forests. This
alert targets Gunns Ltd's business partners, with copies to the
Australian embassies targeted by the street protests, asking
that they divest themselves of investments in Gunns and end
their involvement in old-growth logging.
For more information and to take action now:
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