LEAF supports the Goolarabaloo and the Broome community in their opposition to the onsite gas processing facility proposed by Woodside and the W.A government. Over the last five years La Trobe students have travelled to Broome to walk the Lurrujarri hertiage trail with the
Goolarabalooo Native Title Group; this gives students a priveliged position to understand the local politics, cultural significant and natural heritage of James Price Point (Walmadan).
LEAF has fund raised for the the campaign and continues to operate in solidarity with the Goolarabalo.
LEAF stands in solidarity with CHAG (Central Highlands Action Group). LEAF believes that the logging of the forests of Toolangi is no longer sustainable and supports the community who are attempting to stop the destruction of there local forest reserves.
After the resent Black Saturday Fires there is little forest left to provide habitat to threatened and endangered species such as Victoria floral emblem the Leadbeaters possum.
LEAF understands the value of native forests and will work to help protect what is left for future generations.
For further information on the Victorian Forest Situation and the Toolangi forest fight please visit these links:
Producing Reflex paper from native forests impacts our climate, water and wildlife.
The production of woodchips for pulp and paper is the largest driver of forest destruction in Australia and Australian Paper, maker of Reflex, is the largest domestic purchaser of pulplogs from Victoria's native forests.
Viable alternatives exist. Australia currently has a vast amount of plantation wood available so there is no excuse for Reflex to be produced from the destruction of our native forests.
Logging native forests damages crucial wildlife habitat, damages water catchments and releases huge amounts of carbon into the atmosphere - globally, 'logging and land-use changes' account for approx 20% of all greenhouse gas emissions.
Furthermore, most forestry jobs are in the plantation sector but state governments use our taxpayer dollars to sell native forests at artificially low prices, undermining the plantation sector and putting plantation jobs at risk.
LEAF supports Bendigo Wilderness Rescue. The Bendigo Wilderness rescue provides an important service to our local flora and fauna by coming to the aid of sick and injured animals. The wilderness rescue service is a not-for-profit group dedicated to rescuing and caring for sick and injured wildlife.