The Supreme Court has has ordered that VicForests halt logging in six coupes in Toolangi and Black Range state forests, meaning 32 areas are now protected while Friends of the Earth membre group, WOTCH's case proceeds.
The coupes, which were set to be logged throughout July, are home to the Sooty Owl, Powerful Owl and Greater Glider – threatened species already pushed closer to extinction by last summer’s bushfires.
The gorgeous Powerful Owl pictured above was found at one of the coupes that will no longer be logged.
This decision keeps the chainsaws at bay for a short time, but there is much more to be done to protect these incredible animals. You can support WOTCH's legal action by donating at https://www.givenow.com.au/wotch