site isn't being updated at this time and is being kept for archival
it turns out, this site is still being used and updated from time
to time. A couple of recent developments to note:
Friends of the Earth Melbourne has a new forest collective. We
ran C.1992 - C.2005. The new collective started in the last couple
of years. They should not be held responsible for anything we
have said or done. We wish them well with their endeavours.
can see what they're doing HERE.
There is a new incarnation of the Melbourne Rainforest Action
Group forming. It's still in its formative stage but the initial
focus is on Ecuador. Relevant links will be provided as they come
to hand. For the time being I'll compile information on that campaign
just noticed this site has been malfunctioning (for who knows
how long as I haven't looked at it for years). I fixed that but
realised many of the external links don't work anymore. I guess
that's testament to the fact that we've been around for so long.
This site was first started in the late 90's.
keep this site going so you can learn from our experiences. We
were all volunteers. No paid corporate "conservationists"
involved with this group or site at all.
than me try to fix or delete all these broken links, what you
might be able to do is highlight the text and search for the item
in your preferred search engine. Either copy/paste or right click
and select the search option.
worked on the first link below this. The original page has gone
but I found a link to the conference papers.
of links become redundant over time for various reasons. Government
departments are notorious for creating links that soon become
Persevere and you'll find most of the information on this site
is still out there on the web. Somewhere. Good luck.
logging of pristine forests such as rainforest, mature and old
growth forest (that is forests that have not been changed by modern
forestry practices) still occurs in Victoria in 2011 - New Premier
Ted Baillieu and the Liberal / National Coalition have stamped
their (lack of) environmental credentials on government by re-introducing
cattle into Victoria's high country parks.
in the Landscape: Different values, a shared vision
and 24th June 2011, Teacher's
Federation Conference Centre, Sydney
i tokaut has been fighting corruption in the PNG forest industry
since 2002. Their site is now being blocked in PNG. Apparently
some powerful people don't want the truth getting out. There is
a link to a mirror of their site underneath our header (top right).
Growth forest still being decimated in East Gippsland
management is sustainable, we replace every tree that we log."
- Forestry Myths
Hijau Watch PNG ( Papua New Guinea )