Perspective & Story
Old Growth Protectors
Paradigm O visited Save Lewin Forest protectors camp, which has been set up by WA Forest Alliance to protect an area of Old Growth Forest, ‘Lewin 06’.
Other areas of Old Growth in Australia’s South West, including Channybearup Forest, are not protected as the community might expect, due to the definition of ‘Old Growth’. This is allowing for land-grabs to occur due to selective logging that has happened over a century ago.
Areas of healthy functioning old-growth forest are currently being clear-felled and turned into plantations. We learned all about it on-site from Forest Protectors and discovered how important it is to get together to protect what we have left of our Old Growth forests.
Watch our mini-doco to find out more.
Special thanks to: Bear Shiell, Nathan James Hammer, WA Forest Alliance, Forest Protectors everywhere.
Music by Natasha Ryan
Produced by Zoe Ryan and Eric Doriean