Forest Protests in Hobart and Melbourne today regarding logging in Tasmania’s Tarkine

Media Alert 24 Feb 2017

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Bob Brown Foundation is organising two protests today calling on Federal Environment Minister Frydenberg and Premier Hodgman to provide protection for the forests and halt the proposed Frankland River logging in Tasmania’s Tarkine.

HOBART – Executive Building 1pm – 1:45pm

MELBOURNE – Environment Minister Frydenberg’s office – 3:30pm

“For the past two weeks we have had conservationists camped in these threatened Tarkine forests, as Forestry Tasmania is scheduled to start logging this month. Dr Lisa Searle has been in a treesit in the forests since Monday. Endangered species in the forests have been recorded by conservationists, Tasmanian Devils, Wedge-tailed Eagles and Masked Owl, while camped in the forests these past weeks,” Jenny Weber said.

“Endangered species and rare species like the giant freshwater crayfish rely on these forests staying intact rather than logged. The globally significant value of intact tract of old-growth forests that are in these proposed logging areas and the benefits to mitigating climate change from protecting forests are all very important reasons to have Forestry Tasmania back off from logging and secure protection granted to the Tarkine,” Jenny Weber said.

Dr Lisa Searle is available for interviews from her treesit, with limited phone coverage – her phone number is 0429 986 686

Contact
Jenny Weber 0427 366 929

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