The Forest Wars – A Conversation – This event has now reached its in-person attendance limit. Please join on Lighter Footprints Facebook Live

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Balwyn Park Centre, 206A Whitehorse Road, Balwyn

Since colonisation, Australians have been frantically logging our native forests as if our lives depended on it. Our lives do depend on the forests—but on keeping them, not destroying them. World-leading forest expert Professor David Lindenmayer uncovers the grim truth about what is happening in our tall eucalypt forests in his new book, 'The Forest Wars', Allen and Unwin, 2024.

The Forest Wars lifts the lid on destruction of native forests by government corporations and the logging industry that is making bushfires worse, killing wildlife and costing taxpayers millions, for the sake of woodchips for export. Join Prof. David Lindenmayer and Dr. Monique Ryan as they delve into the thought-provoking insights of the book.

Prof Lindenmayer reveals an unholy alliance between state forestry, the timber industry and some unions. Industry has been known to intimidate some people that have questioned what they are doing. Worse still, even where native forest logging is supposedly ending, efforts are being made to continue under a different guise.

Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with these two distinguished speakers and join the conversation on the future of our forests.
“In the face of all the lies and industry spin, an evidence-based account that’s clear, humane, and trustworthy.” – Tim Winton

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