Beautiful native forests on the far south coast of NSW are a source of emotional, as well as environmental, well-being; providing a wildlife sanctuary corridor connecting the magnificent mountains of Mumbulla and Gulaga.
Much of the region lacks National Parks protection, exposing a vulnerable environment to brutal invasions like woodchip logging. Apart from increasing the threat of extinction to native fauna, such as the Koala, these dangers place the forest’s priceless natural ability to store carbon at risk, and diminish the supply of fresh water needed to sustain oyster farms and fish nurseries in the estuaries.
2011 is listed as the United Nations’ International Year of the Forests, and should be celebrated by public recognition of the crucially important role local forests will play on the global stage in reconciling this troubled generation with the hopeful future of our children’s world.
Prue Acton, Richard Green and Gordon Undy were interviewed on the ABC TV News 18.06.2011. The story featured 'Natural Forests: Australia's Wilderness Coast', a traveling photographic exhibition which promotes the protection of native forests for climate, water, wildlife and beauty.