Sunday, March 29, 2009

Saving the Tasmanian Old-Growth Forests

Here are some suggestions for helping to save the Tasmanian oldgrowth forests:

Contact the buyers of Tasmania's Woodchips: Paper manufacturers Oji, Nippon and Mitsubishi are the three biggest Japanese buyers of Tassie's woodchips. Email them.

Contact the Australian Government: Email the Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd and the Leader of the Opposition, Malcolm Turnbull- ask them to show leadership on this issue of international importance.

If you're an Australian, visit your local member of Parliament: This is a very powerful action. As people make the effort to see their local member, the Tasmanian Forests will become an important political issue which must be addressed. No need to be an expert - just a concerned citizen!

Raise your voice as investor and customer: Commonwealth Bank of Australia, AMP and Perpetual Investments are all major shareholders in Gunns Ltd.

Visit The Wilderness Society website for a detailed background to the Styx campaign.

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