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Gippsland’s native timber industry: saving the Leadbeater’s Possum endangers the Sumatran Tiger

29 August 2023

12:32 PM

29 August 2023

12:32 PM

The Leadbeater’s Possum is critically endangered and logging the Mountain Ash forests in which it lives is a real threat to its already fragile hold on survival. It was considered extinct until 1961. It is rare, it is elusive, and it is certainly worth saving.

The green movement has successfully used the possum as a tool to close down one of Gippsland’s major industries, but these same well-intentioned environmentalists haven’t thought it through.

The timber industry will close on January 1 next year and any environmentalist who thinks that it is the end of it and pats themselves on the back, is...

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