Bob Brown Foundation hosted members of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community to Sumac Ridge blockade yesterday.
“We totally support the Bob Brown Foundation and forest defenders protecting takayna for all of us now and into the future,” said Raylene Foster, Manager Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre.
“We are proud to stand with the Aboriginal community in defence of our great wild places. Together we will continue to work for return of takayna to Aboriginal ownership and secure protection from logging, mining and off-road vehicle damage,” Said Scott Jordan, Bob Brown Foundation’s takayna / Tarkine Campaigner said.
Our Sumac Ridge blockade has been defending and protecting ancient rainforests that are threatened by logging in the north-west of Tasmania’s takayna / Tarkine. The blockade has been in place for two years halting the proposed destruction of rainforests and ancient eucalyptus forests by Sus Timber Tasmania who wants to smash in a new 1km road to log the forests.