Before Logging

“We have a special licence called collateral damage” and "You do know wombats are not a threatened species" and “We don’t have to consider wombats because they are not a threatened species", were NSW Forestry Corporation's answers to how they were going to prevent wombats being buried alive.

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During Destruction

The logging began and burrows were decimated, bulldozed and flattened, large cut down trees were felled above the entrances to burrows, other entrances were blocked by debris, soil, logs and branches. A road was built above an active burrow; tonnes of cut down timber were piled up above another burrow.

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Media and the Parliament

It did not take long before petitions started and thousands of people from all over the world wrote letters to Politicians, Journalists, Wildlife Land Trust, IFAW, RSPCA, NSW Wildlife Council, EPA, Forestry Corporation, etc…. Media releases were published and the story of the Glenbog wombats were covered by most media agencies.

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After Public Pressure

Due to public outrage, pressure from media and EPA, an internal investigation commenced and logging was temporarily ceased. We had several meetings with both EPA and Forestry Corporation but as the logging continued, burrows were destroyed deliberately, our markers ripped and destroyed and the logging halted again.

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Glenbog Guidelines and Education

The Guidelines have since been used in all Northern sections of Glenbog State Forest, Mogo State Forest and Corunna State Forest. Wombat burrows have been protected and saved and we continue our work checking burrows deep in the forests.

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