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Stop Logging All Swift Parrot Forests

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  -  Friday, 30 October 2015

Tags: Swift Parrot, Threatened Species, Native Forest Logging, Forests

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokesperson

The international conservation listing of the swift parrot as critically endangered is the wakeup call the government needs to stop logging its habitat.

We know logging is a direct threat to the parrot. It means less breeding and feeding habitat and means sugar gliders are more likely to eat chicks and parents.

The government needs to stop logging swift parrot habitats now. It's not too late to protect this bird.

If the government keeps logging critical habitat on Bruny Island, the east coast and southern forests it’s effectively signing the parrot’s death certificate.

The swift parrot's survival depends on the government seeing sense and putting their outdated, native forest logging agenda aside.