Danger alert for the Tarkine

The future of the Tarkine continues to be uncertain with the immediate possibility of logging in some areas.  Tomorrow, in both Hobart and in Melbourne, a vigil will held by people keen to persuade the governments to provide protection.

Thursday 25 May at 8:15 am,  15 Murray St, Hobart Contact Jenny Weber on 0427 366 929 or jenny@bobbrown.org.au

Thursday 25 May 17 at 8:00 am, 695 Burke Rd, Camberwell  Contact Emma Wasson on 0409 300 592 or emma@bobbrown.org.au

The Bob Brown Foundation has sent me the following information:

For 100 days now, citizens and our campaigners have peacefully occupied threatened forests in takayna / Tarkine, stalling proposed logging! The logging due to start in February has been prevented by our ongoing presence in these forests.

This Thursday, as we mark 100 days of action for takayna / Tarkine, you can join peaceful demonstrations in Hobart and Melbourne calling for protection of the Tarkine. In Hobart, we will be hosting a vigil at the executive offices of the Premier and government Ministers. We will be outside the offices, with banners, for 45 minutes calling on the Tasmanian Government to give permanent protection to takayna / Tarkine.

In Melbourne we’ll be hosting a vigil at federal Environment Minister Frydenberg’s office, calling on him to give permanent protection to one of the planet’s last wild places.

You are also welcome to join the camp in these ancient, threatened forests. The proposed logging coupes have two endangered Wedge-tailed Eagle nests in the forests and while the eagles are breeding from July 1st to February 10th, no logging is allowed. So we are planning to have a presence in these forests right up until the end of June.”

To join the camp in the Frankland River Forests– Email jenny@bobbrown.org.au for directions and information about how to come and enjoy the ancient forests by the Frankland River.

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