Logging ‘carnage’ in endangered greater glider habitat

By Nick O’Malley
Sydney Morning Herald
September 17, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: International

New images have emerged of what one conservation group chief describes as the “gut-wrenching carnage” of logging inside the habitat of the endangered greater glider in the Tallaganda State Forest just outside Canberra, as environmental groups call on the NSW government to extend recent logging bans.  ….Over the weekend the World Wide Fund for Nature flew over the logged area with independent Senator David Pocock to inspect the damage to the forest. “It appears they’ve taken 80 to 90 per cent of the trees. Greater gliders rely on tree hollows that can take 150 years to develop and it didn’t look like there were many big old trees left,” said Pocock after the flight.  …The former NSW Environment Minister and current chair of Wilderness Australia, Bob Debus, has written to the EPA and Sharpe calling for them to extend logging moratoriums to all identified habitat of endangered species such as the greater glider.

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