Today Bob Brown Foundation has re-established a peaceful forest blockade camp in forests threatened by a new logging road in Tasmania’s takayna / Tarkine.
“Thanks to the tireless efforts of the Tasmanian Fire Service and Parks and Wildlife Service this ancient forest has been spared from the bushfire that started on the 2 February. Now it’s our job again to defend the giant eucalyptus forest and rainforest from the loggers,” Scott Jordan, Tarkine Campaigner for the Bob Brown Foundation said.
“Premier Hodgman’s logging plans to push a new road into the Sumac ancient rainforests, in takayna / Tarkine, will flatten a globally significant ecosystem that is too precious to lose and is home to endangered species such as the Tasmanian Devil. Protecting these forests in a World Heritage listed National Park will have benefits that far outweigh the costs to the climate, environment and economy by logging,” Jenny Weber, Campaign Manager with the Bob Brown Foundation said.
Bob Brown Foundation has held this protest camp in the threatened Tarkine forests since September 2018, with hundreds of volunteers visiting and camping in the forest blockade. The camp was evacuated immediately after being notified about the nearby bushfire on the 2 February.