Campaigner slams Liberal assault on peaceful protests

Jenny Weber, Campaign Manager for the Bob Brown Foundation who is in Doha for the World Heritage Committee meeting, has slammed the Liberal government’s assault on peaceful protests.

"Peaceful protesters from the Huon Valley Environment Centre and Still Wild Still Threatened were the only groups on the front line in the World Heritage forests of the Weld, Picton, Styx and Upper Florentine Valleys.  The peaceful protests we carried out have been vindicated here in Doha with the international recognition that these forests are of World Heritage significance and outstanding universal value”, Ms Weber said.

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World Heritage forests safe as World Heritage Committee rejects Australian Government proposal

World Heritage experts & conservationists have today welcomed the decision of the World Heritage Committee to reject the Australian Government’s attempt to delist 74,000 hectares of forests from the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area.

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Abbott, Abetz fail as World Heritage Committee stands by Tasmania's globally-renowned forests

The great majority of Australians who, polls show, opposed the Abbott government's attempt to delist Tasmania's World Heritage forests can now celebrate the defeat of the proposal, Bob Brown said today. "But, for all Australians, it is a bittersweet victory.”

"Tony Abbott lied about the forests being degraded. That lie has been rejected at international level. It is a diplomatic fiasco for the Prime Minister and Australia. However, it is a win for global diplomatic propriety.”  

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Bob Brown Foundation’s Jenny Weber in Doha for crucial World Heritage Committee Meeting

Jenny Weber, World Heritage Campaign Manager for the Bob Brown Foundation, has arrived in Doha, Qatar for the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee.  Ms Weber has joined a team of experts including Alec Marr, Lincoln Siliakus, Peter Hitchcock and Phill Pullinger.

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World Heritage attack inspires 48 hr global protest

The Australian Government's ideological attack on the protection of World Heritage sites has prompted a global wave of outrage from both marine conservationists and forest campaigners.

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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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