NEFA: Cherry Tree Four Get Justice

All charges were dismissed in Kyogle Court for the four forest protectors arrested in November for defending Cherry Tree State Forest from logging. Malveena Martyn, Naomi Shine, Ian Gaillard and Dee Mould, collectively known as the “Cherry Tree Four” who had their final day in court after over six months of legal action were relieved and…

Online CEC Membership Renewal

The Wollumbin Caldera is one of the three top biodiversity hotspots in Australia. It covers an area of approximately 1500 sq km and supports around 1250 types of plants. The Caldera includes a high diversity of ecosystem types because it is in an area where temperate and sub-tropical bio-geographic areas, both terrestrial and marine, converge.…

World Environment Day 2022, 17th July Knox Park Murwillumbah – #OnlyOneEarth

   The Caldera World Environment Day Event  promotes sustainability and protection of the natural environment,  celebrates the environmental culture and ecological bio-diversity in our region,  is a coming together to learn about and to discuss the challenges we face in living in the age of the ecological crisis, and  is designed to be encouraging, inspiring,…

[nefanews] Forest Media 8 April 2022

New South Wales:  At the south coast Upper House hearings into the ’Long term sustainability and future of the timber and forest products industry’ concerns were raised about the frequency of logging breaches, the slow investigations, the lack of third-party enforcement, the logging of burnt forests and the pitiful returns on native forest logging, whereas…

NEFA: … focus attention on forests.

Forests are the most biologically diverse ecosystems on land and accommodate more than 80% of the terrestrial specifies of animals, plants and insects. Forests cover 30% of the earth’s surface and are vital habitats for millions of species, they are sources of clean air and water, and of course crucial for fighting climate change. A…

North East Forest Alliance Statement for International Day of Forests

“If the NSW and Federal Governments continue to refuse to [stop logging public native forests and stopping clearing forests], it is your responsibility to stand up and speak out to make them.” Big old trees are awesome, hundreds of years old, towering 8-12 stories high, apartment complexes for hollow-dependent animals with larders for Koalas, gliders, possums…

Submission in objection to the Whitehaven coal mine expansion at Narrabri

Lock The Gate have asked for submissions to the Independent Planning Commission in objection to the new expansion of the Whitehaven Narrabri coal mine which will affect the environment as detailed below. The CEC submission: We (the Caldera Environment Centre, Murwillumbah NSW) object to the Whitehaven coal mine expansion at Narrabri. We object because the proposed…

Dismay over Government’s rejection of inquiry recommendation to stop burning native forests for electricity.

From The North East Forest Aliance (NEFA) and The North Coast Environment Council (NCEC): Conservation groups are dismayed by the NSW Government’s rejection of the recommendations of the parliamentary inquiry ‘to prevent the burning of wood from native forests to generate energy’ and exclude its being classed as renewable energy. Contrary to the Government’s claims…

Please Help: NSW.gov ePetition – End Public Native Forest Logging in NSW

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY – Signing ePetition – End Public Native Forest Logging End Public Native Forest Logging in NSW.  To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly.   Public native forest logging is pushing iconic species like the koala, swift parrot and greater glider towards extinction.   The 2019/20 Black Summer bushfires burnt over 5…

Native Forests ARE NOT ‘Biofuel’ replacement for coal.

Here and now, at The Time of The Collapse Of The Ecology, they are doubling down on stupid. They are industrially feeding our native forests into furnaces, as a replacement for coal, to make electricity. They have changed the laws to take away the tree protections. They have made laws which say that burning forests…

Morrison’s $50 million pledge for Koalas a smokescreen

NORTH EAST FOREST ALLIANCE:  Scott Morrison announcement of $50 million for Koalas is a smokescreen to cover-up his Government’s approval for increased logging and clearing of Koala habitat, while allowing climate heating to run amok, threatening the future of both Koalas and the Great Barrier Reef, according to the North East Forest Alliance. “Without good…

Link: Stand Up For Cherry Tree Forest

“Join in protecting Cherry Tree State Forest from the threat of irreparable damage from logging. Our koalas, rivers and climate need this vital part of the Richmond Range ecological corridor stretching from the Border Ranges NP to the Bundjalung NP.” facebook.com/Stand.Up.For.Cherry.Tree

Link: Fridays For Forests

“Every Friday at 10am where ever you are it is time to join the action protecting our native forests from logging”   facebook.com/groups/fridays4forests/

New David Bradbury Biomass Film – Please Watch and Share

Whole trees woodchipped and fed into giant furnaces to generate electricity and getting taxpayer subsidies to destroy forests as several people say in this clip, has to be one of the most ‘insane’ ideas currently happening on the Planet. We have to end this scam pronto – David. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=905957046686591

Ari of the CEC presented with TSC Sustainability Award

Ari Ehrlich of the Caldera Environment Centre has been presented with one of this year’s Tweed Shire Council Sustainability Awards.  Ari received the award for his successful organising of the annual Caldera World Environment Day Festival event in Knox Park 6th June 2021.  TSC: Tweed Sustainability: Recognising outstanding contributions to improved sustainability across multiple impact…

[nefanews]: Natural Resources Commission Report Leaked!~ (at last)

[nefanews]: The NSW Government must explain why it ignored the advice of the independent Natural Resources Commission and kept logging forests in regions hit hardest by the 2019-20 Black Summer Bushfires.  The 2019/20 wildfires were unprecedented in their scale, extent of high and extreme fire severity, and duration. They burnt 4.8 million hectares of land…

The Logging Loophole at the Heart of Glasgow COP21 Deforestation Declaration

The Glasgow declaration on forests and land use pledges to stop deforestation by 2030, but a logging loophole in the declaration actually allows clearcutting and other ecologically destructive forestry practices to continue unchecked. Why is industrial logging excluded from the Glasgow Declaration on Deforestation? Why don’t clear-felled forests count? Why isn’t converting forests into monoculture…

[nefanews] Banner drops send Koala message around the world

NSW Forest Defenders have targeted proposed and operating biomass facilities in NSW dropping banners that read “Dead Koala Energy #BigBadBiomass “and “No Trees for Electricity! Stop the Biomassacre”. Along with other actions around the country, the actions are part of the International Day of Action against #BigBadBiomass, the practice of cutting trees to burn in power…