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.


Global Voices for World Heritage is a new online campaign launched by The Bob Brown Foundation today. Actors, musicians, authors and environmentalists are joining the campaign to speak out against Australian Government plans to delist and destroy 74,000 ha of Tasmania’s World Heritage Area.

Global Voices for World Heritage include Geoffrey Rush, Hamish Blake, Tim Winton, Bill McKibben, Mick Malthouse, Mark Seymour and Richard Flanagan.

Global Voices for World Heritage will inspire people across the globe to support the campaign for Tasmania’s World Heritage Area and encourage them to take action,” Campaign Manager Jenny Weber said.

“These magnificent World Heritage forests are not yet safe, despite both the World Heritage Committee draft report and the Australian Senate recommending that the proposal be rejected.  Until the proposal is withdrawn by the Australian Government, or is voted down at the World Heritage Committee meeting in June, a global campaign in support of UNESCO, and keeping the forests World Heritage listed, is vital,” Jenny Weber said.

To date, Global Voices for World Heritage are; Geoffrey Rush, Hamish Blake, John Butler, Tim Winton, Adalita, Kevin Mitchell, Jane Caro, Lisa Gormley, Lynne McRanger, Mark Seymour, Randy Hayes, Shane Withington, Bill McKibben, Kathryn Rollins, Mick Malthouse, Keibo Oiwa, Bob Brown, Esther Anderson, Philip Wollen, Vanessa Thornton, Christine Milne, Charlie Clausen, Richard Flanagan, Dan and Marni Ewing, Kimberley Cooper, Ryan Corr and Jess Marais.


Media contact

Jenny Weber

World Heritage Campaign Manager

0427 366 929

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  • Sherry Bradshaw
    commented 2014-05-21 12:10:06 +1000
    Make the publicity worldwide. Let people see what is happening. How can a government believe it has so much power? Will the decision of the World Heritage Committee be respected? I read somewhere that a minister argued that to deregulate is to ensure sustainable forest development. How can clear felling and chopping down 400 year old trees be sustainable? Tasmania has a fantastic booming industry in tourism. People come to see the state’s natural beauty. That is sustainable. I just cannot understand the narrow view of the current government on all things environmental, not just our beautiful forests.