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WA bans commercial native logging in move state says could save 20,000 sq km of forest

The end of unsustainable commercial logging in Western Australia could save almost 20,000 square kilometres of forest, the state government says.

Chopping down native karri, jarrah and wandoo hardwood in the state’s south-west and selling it is banned from Monday. The state’s environment minister, Reece Whitby, said it was a historic moment for WA.

Chopping down and selling native trees such as the jarrah are now prohibited in Western Australia as part of a move to ban native logging. Photograph: George Matusick

Door: Australian Associated Press, 01-01-2024 Afbeelding: George Matusick

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