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Tasmania – Forests Will be Saved

Over half of Tasmania is forest and a substantial part thereof is virgin, untouched forest. Until now, these valuable forests were gradually converted into Japanese newspapers but now things have changed. Environmental activists have persuaded Japanese and other buyers to insist on FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified wood, making timber originating from virgin forest virtually worthless. The logging industry has since admitted its defeat, switched to plantation timber and promised to leave virgin forests – after a contested transitional period – to nature and to the growing ecological tourism.
ON-green-policy! Tasmania’s jungle may be far away but this news is …