Doctors for the Environment Australia recognises the deep connections between forests, human health and planetary health.
Doctors for the Environment Australia strongly support the following actions :
● Cessation of native forest logging across all Australian States and Territories without
● Permanent protection of old growth, remnant and high conservation value forests as
well as sustainable management of plantation forests. Some highly biodiverse
regions will need greater protection, such as National Park status, as will water
● Strengthening of environmental standards and forest protection under the
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (1999) and removal of
exemptions for Regional Forest Agreements, which have facilitated overharvesting of
native forests nationally.
● A national approach to and regulation of deforestation with the Federal Government
providing leadership in protection where states and territories are failing to comply
with or meet national environmental standards.
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