Brown Calls for World Heritage Protection

Plans to invade Tasmania’s World Heritage wilderness with tourism developments are stupid, greedy and contrary to world’s best practice, Environmentalist Bob Brown said today.

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Labor fails on forest protection

Conservation in trouble as Labor fails to advocate for forest protection in the face of Liberal legislation to open 1.3 million hectares for logging.

Labor grandstanding in Parliament by releasing their new policy position on forestry was worse than a non-event for conservation, with the new Labor Leader comprehensively failing to mention the environment and never expressing concern that 840,000 hectares of existing reserves across Tasmania will be opened to logging in addition to the abandonment of 400,000 ha of promised new reserves, and the potential opening of another 74,000 ha of World Heritage forests if they are de-listed.

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Liberals' Legislative Assault on Forests

Existing reserves of 840,000 hectares across Tasmania opened to logging, and new reserves protection for 400,000 hectares ‘HCV’ forests abandoned, in Liberals' legislative assault on forests

Forestry legislation to be debated by Tasmania’s Parliament tomorrow comprises a near complete reversal of all promised conservation gains under the abandoned Tasmanian Forest Agreement, plus opens to logging entire categories of existing reserves across the state, and imposes massive financial disincentives to applying the long awaited biodiversity upgrade to the Forest Practices Code, said Markets For Change, the Bob Brown Foundation, and the Tasmanian Conservation Trust.

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Celebrities Join World Heritage Campaign

Prominent Australians and international environmentalists have joined The Bob Brown Foundation’s campaign to keep Tasmania’s World Heritage Area safe forever.

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World Heritage Bodies Slam Australian Bid to Remove Forests

The Bob Brown Foundation welcomes the draft decision by World Heritage expert bodies that its Committee reject the Australian Government’s proposal to remove 74,000 hectares of globally significant forests from the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

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Conservationists join call for Abbott Government to withdraw World Heritage attack

The Bob Brown Foundation has joined the call by the Senate for the Abbott Government to withdraw its attack on Tasmania’s World Heritage Area.

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Notorious Sarawak timber company receives Australian taxpayer handout

“Ta Ann is an unethical company out of Sarawak.  Every measure of support from the Australian Government, and some Australian environment groups supporting their markets, is propping up a company that should be shunned”, Bob Brown Foundation Campaign Manager Jenny Weber said today.

“Ta Ann Tasmania has again secured funding from the Australian Government.  Almost $45 million in public money has been gifted to this loss-making company since they arrived in Tasmania. Ta Ann is saying they will grow their markets in Australia with a new plywood mill to be built in Tasmania’s north-west."

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Tas Government Bill an Assault on Native Forests

The Forest Industry Bill, released today by the Tasmanian Government, has left the forests to the loggers, abandoned any future reserves, slated endangered species and rich carbon stores for obliteration and set an agenda to imprison environmental defenders.

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Campaign advocating protection of Tasmania’s World Heritage builds momentum

As the momentum builds behind a rally to be held in Tasmania’s Upper Florentine Valley forests on Sunday, Home and Away star Lisa Gormley will join the speakers list for the day.

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Rally to Defend Tasmania’s World Heritage in the Upper Florentine

The Bob Brown Foundation is hosting a rally in World Heritage listed forests of the Upper Florentine, Tasmania, in response to the Australian Government’s intention to remove 74,000 ha from the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. 

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