Protesters have again stopped logging in an active logging coupe in the Wentworth Hills area, whilst also blockading a nearby logging coupe that was scheduled to begin this week.
“We are taking action today to protect these forests from any further destruction here. We have 16 forest defenders currently on the ground here in these 2 coupes, and the action of these passionate people means that these forests are safe for another day,” said Dr Lisa Searle, Native Forests Campaign Organiser for the Bob Brown Foundation.
Protests started last week in the Wentworth Hills area by Bob Brown Foundation activists, and are continuing this week.
“Momentum is building and more people are now talking about this place. We have been overwhelmed with public support in the past week. We will keep campaigning to see this place given the recognition and protection it deserves through the creation of a Wentworth Hills National Park.” Said Jenny Weber, Bob Brown Foundation Campaign Manager.
There are 3 people locked onto machines, immobilising all machinery in one coupe, and in the second coupe, another person is 35 metres high in a tree-sit platform which is attached to a tripod blocking the road. These activists are prepared to be arrested to protect these old growth forests that are habitat for endangered species and critical carbon storehouses.