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Newcastle joins nationwide March for the Forests

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Organisers are expecting an influx of Novocastrians to take part in this weekend’s nationwide March for the Forests.

People from across Australia will hit the streets on Sunday 24 March, calling for an end to native forest logging.

While Hobart recently staged a big rally, marches are now scheduled for Sydney, Newcastle, Lismore, Bellingen, Bega, Adelaide, Kyneton and Canberra.

Locally, residents can converge on Civic Park from 11am.

The campaign has been coordinated by the Bob Brown Foundation (BBF).

According to the founder and former Senator, in this age of rapid destruction of the biosphere, attended by cynicism and pessimism, the organisation uses ecological reality and optimism to promote real environmental wins.

“We aim to help activists who show true pluck and intelligence in protecting ecosystems, species and wild and scenic heritage,” Mr Brown said.

“But, we’re now asking Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to end native forest logging and securely protect native forests.

“Thousands marched in Hobart, which was the first of nine marches for forests around the country.

“Right now, when we need forests the most, we are still destroying them.

“We need to protect and restore native forests.

“Rise up for native forests at a march near you.”

Bob Brown Foundation campaigns manager Jenny Weber echoed those sentiments.

“Native forest logging is killing endangered species like the Swift Parrot, Masked Owl, koala and Greater Glider,” she said.

“It also destroys some of Earth’s most vital carbon storehouses, reducing our ability to fight the climate crisis.

“We want to unite the Australian public in support of ending native forest logging.

“Securing forest protection of all native forests across Australia is real climate action and will take forest species off the path to extinction.”

For further details, go to the website: https://marchforforests.org/

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