Community Calling for the Great Forest National Park

Right now, the State Government is looking closely at the Great forest National Park and a decision on the fate of the forests is imminent! The campaign needs you now more than ever. 

Join us on Wednesday 29 March from 5.30 - 7.30pm to contact Wilderness Society supporters who live in electorates of key MPs, and invite them to call or meet with their MP about the GFNP.

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We're at a crucial point in the campaign and drawing on all elements to encourage our decision makers to create the Great Forest National Park in the Central Highlands, and the Emerald Link in East Gippsland. 

If you haven't participated in a community calling session before, this is an excellent opportunity to come and learn about the power of creating change through conversation, meet some of the team, and empower people to act. We'll provide full training and support.

We're aiming to push the Park over the line, and every conversation counts.

Can the industry’s current situation really be the fault of one tiny possum?
No, it can’t. For logging industry and unions to point the finger at a critically endangered species is mistaken at best, disingenuous at worst.

Why is the Great Forest National Park the better way forward?
Because it will save a species from extinction and create 760 new full-time jobs. The best solution for the long-term is to protect Victoria’s Mountain Ash forests in the Great Forest National Park.

What do Victorians think about the Great Forest National Park?
Well, 93% of Victorians want these forests protected for wildlife, tourism and recreation, and for a safe climate—and, in regional Victoria, support for industry reform is strong.

Can the government protect the possum and support workers?
Victorians want solutions that protect the environment and put industry on a truly sustainable footing, including to secure regional jobs - both in the industry and in the other significant sectors of tourism and agriculture.

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WHEN
March 29, 2017 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm
WHERE
The Wilderness Society office
353-355 King St
Melbourne, VIC 3003
Australia
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Tria Manley · · 0466 795 990
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commented 2017-03-28 23:40:34 +1100 · Flag
Would love to help but live in Northern NSW……..looking forward to visiting “The New Great Forest National Park” real soon. Nothing soothes the soul like Nature.
commented 2017-03-28 10:48:20 +1100 · Flag
Lets prevent a smoldering heap of clear-fell and create more national parks sustainable job ..creating cleaner water catchment air quality and sustain the tourism that people from already deforested countries come to see
commented 2017-03-27 15:58:02 +1100 · Flag
Let’s save the Leadbeater Possum and our majestic Vic Ash trees. I’m all for the Great Forest National Park.
commented 2017-03-27 15:44:52 +1100 · Flag
We’d love to be there but we are too far away as we live in NSW. We do, of course, fully support your endeavours to protect this area of forest. We are absolutely sickened by the perpetual greed of industry (forestry and mining) and how our governments pander to them continuously instead of having the foresight to protect the environment. What will our lives be worth when all the natural areas have been destroyed. Surely we can preserve large areas out of what is left.
commented 2017-03-27 15:19:20 +1100 · Flag
Yeay! I love our beautiful environment. Let’s do everything we can to save it!
commented 2017-03-27 14:28:32 +1100 · Flag
Living in Queensland means that we are unable to join you on the 29th but will be there in spirit as we have long supported the Wilderness Society’s efforts on behalf of Leadbeater’s Possum (and many others). All Australian flora and fauna and their environments should be conserved wherever possible. More importantly, this is Victoria’s State Fauna Emblem and those with the power to protect it appear oblivious to the fact that it is on the brink of extinction! Daniel Andrews needs to act on the wishes of the vast majority of Victorians rather than the others who seem intent on destroying yet another of Victoria’s treasured natives, the majestic Mountain Ash.
commented 2017-03-27 13:25:26 +1100 · Flag
I am unable to come on the 29th as I live too far away but I have been lobbying on behalf of Leadbeater’s Possum for many years and continue to be amazed that this is still being debated. All Australian flora and fauna are precious and should be conserved along with their environments, but this is Victoria’s State Fauna Emblem and too many people that have the power to protect it don’t seem to care that it is on the brink of extinction. After that it’s just too late. Please Daniel Andrews listen to the majority of Victorians and not the minority who are felling another of Victoria’s treasured natives, the majestic Mountain Ash.
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commented 2017-03-27 12:35:30 +1100 · Flag
Hi
I am unable to attend in person as I live interstate, However, I will be there in thought with all of you who have the passion and presence of mind to stand up for our endangered wildlife. This little creature is special to my family, and we have shared its mythology and demise with people abroad. It is time to stop short sighted quick fix remedies to an economy that is need of intensive review and operationl reforms. Time to value the uniqueness of our precious natural heritage, both fauna and flora, take pride in being custodians, not shamed for wanton destruction. Once gone, they are gone, for good.

Celeste
commented 2017-03-27 12:35:07 +1100 · Flag
Hi
I am unable to attend in person as I live interstate, However, I will be there in thought with all of you who have the passion and presence of mind to stand up for our endangered wildlife. This little creature is special to my family, and we have shared its mythology and demise with people abroad. It is time to stop short sighted quick fix remedies to an economy that is need of intensive review and operationl reforms. Time to value the uniqueness of our precious natural heritage, both fauna and flora, take pride in being custodians, not shamed for wanton destruction. Once gone, they are gone, for good.

Celeste
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