Attempts by Venture Minerals to sell its proposed rainforest destroying mine in takayna / Tarkine have been met with protest by Perth based takayna defenders this morning. The company is presenting at the Paydirt Battery Minerals Conference in Perth today, and a large gathering of takayna defenders have protested outside the conference to highlight Venture Minerals’ real environment credentials.
“Venture Minerals wants investors to believe that the company is part of the solution to climate change, but the reality is they plan to destroy ancient carbon rich temperate rainforest to produce a bulk commodity”, said Bob Brown Foundation takayna campaigner Scott Jordan.
“The carbon rich ancient rainforests of takayna / Tarkine are the largest remaining temperate rainforests in Australia, and among the largest remaining in the world. They are home to numerous threatened species like the Wedge-tailed Eagle, Tasmanian Masked Owl and Tasmanian Devil.
“Venture has twice been found in breach of their EPBC permits at their failed Riley Creek mine, and have misled investors on numerous occasions. We are here to make sure the real environmental credentials of this company are known”.
Bob Brown Foundation has conducted numerous stop work protests at Venture Minerals’ exploration drilling sites and has disrupted investor forums around Australia.
“Investors in this company need to know the risks they take and understand that this company faces significant community opposition. We will fight them in the rainforests, in the planning system and in the board rooms”.