Why campaign for the forests? Most Australians live in cities, the forest is something far away and alien, full of ticks and leeches and discomfort. However much it is part of our national identity and mythology or even how vital the forests are to the survival of species that fill the pages of that mythology, it's not a part of the average Australian’s day to day existence.. This perhaps more than anything is the dilemma as forest lovers we face. How can we help other Australians love the forest as we do? How can we help build an attachment to the forest that inspires other to want to learn about it and protect it?
I suggest it is only by spending time in the forests that people build that attachment and our job as much as anything is to get people there..