The Forest Wars

Professor David Lindenmayer AO, in his new book, The Forest Wars, lifts the lid on destruction of native forests by government corporations and logging industry that is making bushfires worse, killing wildlife and costing taxpayers millions, for the sake of woodchips for export.

David Lindenmayer reveals an unholy alliance between state forestry, the timber industry and unions. Loggers routinely breach regulations, and industry intimidates anyone who questions what they are doing. Worse still, even where native forest logging is supposedly ending, efforts are being made to continue it under a different name. Forests purify our drinking water. Forests are our best hope to reduce carbon emissions. Forests preserve biodiversity. It’s time we realised the value of leaving our native forests standing.

In the face of all the lies and industry spin, an evidence-based account that’s clear, humane, and trustworthy.’ – Tim Winton

The Forest Wars details the devastating impact of decades of failed policy, but also paints a compelling vision for what the future of our forests can be.’ – David Pocock

‘A call to action for better forest management and a push to protect the benefits that native forests provide to humans and wildlife alike.’ – Jon Dee

‘With calm authority born of a lifetime’s research and experience in the field, Lindenmayer fillets Australia’s often-confusing forest debate, busting myth after myth…’ – Paddy Manning