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No Time To Lose In Ending Rimu Logging

Native Forest Action
Media Release
4 February 2000

NO TIME TO LOSE IN ENDING RIMU LOGGING

Today's release of uncensored conservation assessments of Timberlands' native forests proves beyond doubt their value for conservation and strengthens the case to end the logging of rimu as quickly as possible, says Native Forest Action.

"The New Zealand public voted in the last election to stop Timberlands' native forest logging and today's uncensored release of DOC's conservation assessments of these native forests has proved beyond any doubt how important they are for some of our priority threatened plants, birds, snails and bats. The government must act now to end the logging of rimu rainforests as swiftly as they ended Timberlands' logging of beech," said Native Forest Action spokesperson Dean Baigent-Mercer.

"We are grateful the present government has chosen to release this information that the previous National government kept secret."

"Native Forest Action has been regularly monitoring Timberlands' logging within the rimu forests. Our people have this year witnessed Timberlands' helicopter working for longer lengths of time than ever before. In the Buller forests of Ohikanui and Orikaka, Timberlands is logging hard and fast in its final rush to destruction."

"Now is the time for the government to end all of Timberlands' native forest logging."

ENDS


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