Cobb Hill Rainforest

VicForests avoids Supreme Court - agrees not to log rainforest sites

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

In November 2012 - VicForests avoided being taken to the Supreme Court a third time by environment groups in an out of court settlement.  This follows the case against VicForests planned logging of protected rainforest coming to an agreed end in the Supreme Court today.

VicForests agreed to protect 9 areas in nationally significant rainforest sites in East Gippsland. 

The out of court settlement means that VicForests agreed to no logging at three forest areas and to modify their logging boundaries in another six Rainforests Sites of National Significance.

VicForests – serial defendants to environmental cases

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

VicForests is becoming a familiar defendant in the Victorian Supreme Court. In late 2010 the Court found it guilty of intending to illegally log an old growth forest near Brown Mountain that supports protected rare and endangered wildlife. Now they are again in the same court defending their actions to destroy Victoria’s faunal emblem, the endangered Leadbeater’s possum. On March 30th the Orbost Magistrates’ Court is hearing a criminal case against illegal rainforest logging by VicForests.