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.

Today The Bob Brown Foundation is releasing a new film online, with images of the World Heritage listed forests that are threatened by the Australian Government’s proposal to remove 74 000ha from the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Jenny Weber, Campaign Manager for the Bob Brown Foundation stated, “Using spectacular images, our new film shows that intact forests from Butler’s Gorge, the Weld Valley, Upper Florentine and Great Western Tiers are in danger of having their World Heritage listing stripped. The Australian Government’s proposal to remove 74 000 hectares of magnificent forests with outstanding universal values is unpopular in the community.  On Sunday we will demonstrate the strength of community opposition to this proposal.”

“We have an international issue on our doorstep and we are reaching out to an international audience with our campaign.  Having Tasmanian actor Lisa Gormley join us on Sunday is a boost to our campaign. We are building a community response across Tasmania in response to this real threat to these globally significant forests.  Our film and rally on Sunday are targeted at informing and mobilising an international response,” Jenny Weber said.

High resolution version of the video available on request.

High resolution images available on request.

Media contact

Jenny Weber 0427 366 929


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  • Henk Brolsma
    commented 2014-04-27 19:54:28 +1000
    Having visited and flown over these areas it beggars belief that the new Liberal state and federal parties want to trash these forests for chips. From a purely rational perspective they have more value as carbon sinks than any other economic value let alone there wilderness values. Henk
  • Steven Chaffer
    followed this page 2014-04-27 19:45:20 +1000