Media Release 14 March 2017
"Federal Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg should use his powers to protect rare and endangered species to save 356,000 hectares of wildlife-rich forests now facing destruction in Tasmania," Bob Brown said today.
"The Hodgman government legislation spells doom for a large number of rare species, including Tasmanian Devil, Wedge-tailed Eagle and Swift Parrot which are primarily under Frydenberg’s duty of care," Brown said.
"Quite recently the Swift Parrot was listed at national and international level as critically endangered. The Hodgman government’s plan is reckless and threatens the island state's reputation right around the world," Brown said.
Bob Brown has been visiting the Tarkine, including a vigil against logging in the Frankland River forests, over the last three days. 100 ,00 hectares of the Hodgman targeted forests are in the Tarkine region, where Australia's largest tract of temperate rainforest remains threatened by logging.
Jenny Weber 0427 366 929