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Why Victoria needs a Giant Forest National Park

By David Lindenmayer

The Central Highlands of Victoria are home to the world’s tallest flowering plants, the Mountain Ash, and one of Australia’s most endangered mammals, the Leadbeater’s Possum. Both are threatened by ongoing clear-felling and bushfires.

To ensure their survival, I would argue we need to create a new national park, not only to protect possums and forests, but carbon stocks, water supplies, and lower the risk of bushfires. Here’s the evidence.

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Leadbeater's Possum

The Leadbeater's Possum is Victorias endangered faunal emblem and we have been working for 10 years as unpaid volunteers to save it culminating in a Supreme Court Case.  Read more