End Uncontrolled Tree Clearing

20160729-141049.JPG"If you lined up more than 1200 bulldozers side by side and cleared a path from Brisbane to Cairns that’s the area that has been and is being bulldozed since the LNP gutted the protections against runaway bulldozing of habitat." says Martin Taylor from WWF Australia.

More than one million hectares of bushland, forests and woodland have been cleared of trees since the Newman Government removed controls on tree clearing in Queensland. 

We must let the Queensland Government know that it is unacceptable to put our wildlife, rivers and the Great Barrier Reef at risk by allowing tree clearing to continue. 

Sign our petition to say that you want strong laws that protect wildlife habitat from tree clearing right across Queensland. 

We are calling on all political parties to end the destruction of habitats by strengthening our tree clearing laws via a 10 Point Plan to Reduce Tree Clearing:

  1. Use all available means to immediately protect forests and woodlands currently under threat from tree clearing, including declarations prohibiting clearing in sensitive Queensland areas;
  2. Permanently protect remnant/old-growthforestsandwoodlandsfrombeingcleared;
  3. Permanentlyprotecthighconservationvalueforestsandwoodlandsfromtreeclearing;
  4. Apply a consistent approach to protection of forests and woodlands across all sectors responsible for excessive tree clearing (including agriculture, urban development and mining);
  5. Ensure strong monitoring, enforcement and resourcing of tree clearing laws;
  6. Remove high risk self-assessable clearing codes, particularly for ‘thinning’;
  7. Continue to improve mapping for vegetation and halt exemptions via property maps;
  8. Establish a land carbon fund and resource relevant state departments to research land carbon opportunities for Queensland land holders;
  9. Ensure all clearing is referred to the Australian Government for approval, if it is likely to impact on protected matters under Federal environmental law;
  10. Commit to regular (minimum annual) full reporting of clearing data and impacts.

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  • signed 2017-07-12 19:17:01 +1000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-07-12 18:47:25 +1000
    1,200 bulldozers driven from Brisbane to Cairns. That's the area of trees destroyed in 5 years in Qld. Sign now.
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  • signed 2017-07-10 16:01:04 +1000
    it would be great to see a significant slowing down of logging, our Koalas are up against so much, they are one of our national treasures to be looked after and protected, I hope there will be more protection for these magnificent and unique species.
  • signed 2017-06-25 19:21:25 +1000
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-06-20 19:06:19 +1000
    1,200 bulldozers driven from Brisbane to Cairns. That's the area of trees destroyed in 5 years in Qld. Sign now.
  • signed 2017-06-20 19:05:43 +1000
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  • signed 2017-06-06 09:41:56 +1000
    Think about the long term effects on our environment before making decisions that are for someones short term gain
  • signed 2017-05-28 18:55:05 +1000
    I am sick of our greedy governments, on all levels, once upon a time they had consciences. They are selling our country off to the highest bidder.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-27 11:11:00 +1000
    1,200 bulldozers driven from Brisbane to Cairns. That's the area of trees destroyed in 5 years in Qld. Sign now.
  • signed 2017-05-27 02:16:16 +1000
  • signed 2017-05-25 19:48:24 +1000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-25 13:49:14 +1000
    1,200 bulldozers driven from Brisbane to Cairns. That's the area of trees destroyed in 5 years in Qld. Sign now.
  • @KimiemeKim tweeted link to this page. 2017-05-25 13:49:11 +1000
    1,200 bulldozers driven from Brisbane to Cairns. That's the area of trees destroyed in 5 years in Qld. Sign now. http://www.mackayconservationgroup.org.au/end_uncontrolled_tree_clearing?recruiter_id=20424
  • signed 2017-05-25 13:48:20 +1000
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  • signed 2017-05-23 13:07:23 +1000
    We need the strongest of laws to protect our precious trees and the wildlife that rely on the trees for their survival. There is just too much clearing going on all over Australia and it needs to stop.