Commonwealth NGOs
related to forestry

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bullet2 Gondwana

P.O. Box 33

St. Helens 7216

Tasmania

Australia

Email:  cwilliams@tassie.net.au

Website: www.gondwana.org

Type:  NGO   

Scope:  local   

Interest in Forestry:  central

Description

The goal of the Gondwana Forest Sanctuary campaign is to create an international, intercontinental sanctuary for the world's southernmost forests - those with evolutionary roots on the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana. This sanctuary would initially include all remaining native forests south of 40 degrees latitude, and would include parts of southernmost South America, New Zealand, Tasmania, and mainland Australia, and may encompass other areas with Gondwannic forests. Through this cross-continental approach, the Gondwana Campaign seeks to foster a greater ethic of pride in, respect for and conservation of the unique forests of the southern hemisphere. Protected areas such as national and provincial or state parks would be linked through a series of reserves, allowing the ancient Gondwannic forests and associated flora and fauna to flourish and evolve.