Following up on rumours of logging operations in critical Greater Glider habitat, Wilderness Australia’s ecologist Andrew Wong inspected Tallaganda State Forest, located east of Canberra in south east NSW. What he found was a shocking and intensive logging operation which is occurring in a large unburnt area of core Greater Glider habitat. Read more here.
Wilderness Australia submitted an urgent request to the Environment Protection Authority, in an attempt to halt the destruction of this endangered species’ old growth habitat.
We asked for your help, and within 24 hours almost 700 letters were sent to the NSW Environment Minister, Penny Sharpe, asking her to take action and protect the greater gliders in Tallaganda State Forest.
The EPA responded to our complaint and the first Stop Work Order was announced, ceasing all logging operations in Tallaganda State Forest for 40 days. Read more here.
Wilderness Australia ventured back into Tallaganda State Forest to undertake greater glider survey work alongside WWF Australia and South East Forest Rescue. We also submitted a joint report on the survey to the EPA, including records for 17 greater glider den trees found during this trip, each of which will require a logging exclusion zone. Take a look at our trip here.
We successfully secured a 40 day extension to the Stop Work Order in Tallaganda State Forest. Read more here.
The Stop Work Order in Tallaganda State Forest was extended for the second time, and is now scheduled to end on 20 December 2023. Read more here.
The EPA announced a THIRD extension to the Stop Work Order. Read more here.
Success! Forestry Corporation of NSW has pulled out of Tallaganda! For the first time in decades, there is no immediate threat of logging anywhere along the full 60km length of that high altitude range. Read more here