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TFPA celebrates sustainable forestry

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Sunday, 21 March 2021

TFPA celebrates sustainable forestry

International Day of Forests

As part of the UN’s International Day of Forests the Tasmanian Forest Products Association has celebrated the enormous benefits sustainable forestry brings to Tasmania, calling for both major parties to recommit their full support for the industry.

TFPA CEO Nick Steel said Tasmania’s forest industry was a vital part of the Tasmanian way of life, particularly in rural and regional communities.

“Forests are one of Tasmania’s greatest natural resources, and the forestry sector plays a critical role in ensuring they can continue to benefit Tasmania’s environment, climate and economy for generations to come,” Mr Steel said.

“Not only is Tasmania’s forest industry the ultimate renewable, helping us tackle the issue of climate change by taking carbon out of the air and storing it as trees mature, but it also supports jobs and the economy at the same time, particularly in rural and regional communities.

“The fact that every tree planted in Tasmania grows jobs and climate change resilience as well deserves to be celebrated this International Day of Forests, and every other day too.

“Today is also a day for both major parties to recommit their full support for an industry that supports 5,700 direct and indirect jobs, most of those in regional Tasmania.”

The United Nations General Assembly declared 21 March the International Day of Forests in 2012 to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests.

Media enquiries:

Stuart Harris

Media & Public Relations Manager, Tasmanian Forest Products Association.

Email: stuart.harris@tfpa.com.au

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