From an episode of Uncommon Sense∙Presented by Amy Mullins
Uncommon Sense: The End of Native Forest Logging in Victoria with David Lindenmayer
Earlier this morning, the Victorian government announced their commitment to phase out native forest logging in the state by the start of January 2024 – a six year improvement on their original 2030 plan.
It's a huge announcement that has been long fought for by scientists, ecologists, and environmental groups.
To talk through outcomes of the announcement, the decades long campaign to end native timber logging in Victoria and provide an update on the work of the Biodviersity Council, Amy was joined by world leading forest scientist Professor David Lindenmayer from ANU's Fenner School of Environment & Society.
"It's a very welcome decision. It's the right decision economically, it's the right decision environmentally and the right decision socially for the state of Victoria."