East Gippsland CommunityMonday, 15 February 2021 - 7:00am to Tuesday, 1 June 2021 - 5:00pm
Errinundra Plateau, East GippslandBidwal, Gunnaikurnai and Monero Country
The forests of Errinundra are some of the few remaining areas which survived last year's devastating Black Summer bushfires that burnt 80% of East Gippsland's forests and more than 3/4 of Parks and reserves. It's home to the endemic Errinundra Shining Gum and threatened species like the Powerful Owl, Orbost Spiny Crayfish, Potoroo and Greater Glider.
Despite this forest being a critical wildlife and plant refuge the area is still up for logging!
The Victorian government is ignoring Traditional Custodians, its own science experts, the Federal Court, the local community and the vast majority of Victorians and is pushing ahead with logging. We can't let ANY unburnt forest be logged in East Gippsland. It is critical habitat and critical forest in a massively stressed ecosystem.
Right now protests are stopping machines from entering an important area of forest near the Errinundra Plateau. So far three people have been arrested defending the forests. Community members are occupying tree-sits and are locking themselves onto machinery to halt imminent destruction.
You can help! The camp is in a legal area where people are safe from the risk of being arrested but play a crucial role in supporting the protests - and is always in need of support. Its approximately 6.5 hours from Melbourne.
Can't make it out to camp? Help us defend these forests by making a donation!