Media Release: Forest defenders prepare for police arrival at Tarkine protest camp

Bob Brown Foundation supporters are currently camped in rainforests at Que River following fresh evidence of imminent logging. Over the weekend, the area has had a number of visits from logging contractors and the Foundation believes that the bulldozers and chainsaws are ready to move in.

“Tarkine Defenders are occupying forests in the Que River area as Sustainable Timbers Tasmania appears to be preparing for imminent logging in these remarkable forests.”

We have been occupying rainforests in takayna / Tarkine since 2017 to prevent the logging of these amazing carbon stores, rich in biodiversity. The Foundation continues its Sumac Ridge camp while now moving its focus again to Que River as part of the frontline defence of forests in this region," said takayna / Tarkine Campaigner Scott Jordan.

“If Premier Gutwein is serious about turning around his government’s record on climate change, he should immediately intervene to spare the rainforests of takayna / Tarkine. That would show real leadership," concluded Mr Jordan.

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  • Theresa Lord
    commented 2020-02-03 15:20:33 +1100
    Why is it we have to ask the same questions over and over. Over 30 years and they still don’t get it. It’s time, it’s now or never. We need to act. Thank goodness for the activists they have been our saviors. Thank you.