The Wilderness Society today announced the postponement of the planned Tarkine rally until early next year, to give Tasmanians time to focus upon discussion and debate about the Tasmanian Forest Agreement in the lead up to an important vote in the Tasmanian Legislative Council on the 11th of December 2012.

The rally was announced for December 9th and promoted weeks ago, but now clashes with the recalled Upper House sitting and debate on the Forest Agreement.

“This is a difficult but necessary decision.” said Vica Bayley, Tasmanian Campaign manager for The Wilderness Society.

“We are committed to working towards proper protection for the Tarkine and will continue to campaign via a whole range of measures, but we do not wish to distract public focus away from the history making Tasmanian Forest Agreement and the looming vote in the Upper House.