Lapoinya community members have been organising peaceful protests to oppose clear-felling.
At stake at Lapoinya is a vital habitat of the world’s largest freshwater crayfish, listed as threatened with extinction by the State and Federal Governments and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. The Tasmanian Government’s own official advice is that bush should be protected from logging to help this amazing creature survive in clear water streams like Lapoinya.
At the Bob Brown Foundation we have been lending our support to the community of Lapoinya in their fight.
We are hosting three film nights with the local community group, Forest of Lapoinya Action Group, in Hobart, Launceston and Wynyard.
Included in the films will be a short film made with Todd Walsh, Freshwater Crayfish expert, and a longer film made by the community of Lapoinya about their forests and the campaign efforts to protest the logging of this wildlife habitat.
Venue: The Wynyard Theatre, The Wharf Hotel
Date: Sunday February 28
Tickets: $5 on the door
10 Goldie St
Wynyard, Tasmania 7325
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