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IN BRIEF: In the wake of the bushfires, the Nature Conservation Council is calling for a short-term moratorium on native forest logging and a timeline for transitioning the industry to source 100 per cent of its timber from sustainable plantations as part of a government-funded recovery package for the logging industry.

The group fully support a government assistance package to help the forest industry but also recognise that the fires have multiplied the risk native forest logging poses to wildlife because so much habitat has been lost.

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