Media Release: Bob Brown Foundation protest shuts down woodchip mil

This morning twenty protestors shut down the Artec woodchip mill in Tasmania’s north to protest the company’s ongoing woodchipping of Tasmania’s old growth and native forests.

“Protesting in the ancient forests of Wentworth Hills for the past weeks we have been watching log trucks cart old growth forests out all night, it is an outrage and native forests in Tasmania need urgent protection. For the first time in a decade, a woodchip mill protest highlights the decades long woodchipping crisis that has exported precious native forests and endangered species habitat for wasteful consumption,” Bob Brown Foundation’s Campaign Manager Jenny Weber said.

“Export woodchipping continues to drive the loss of vast areas of native forests in Tasmania, including the old growth forests in Wentworth Hills and Swift Parrot habitat in the Eastern Tiers, where recent protests have been carried out,” Bob Brown Foundation’s Campaign Organiser Erik Hayward said.

“Tasmania is plagued by continued destruction of Tasmania’s native forests and successive governments who have propped up the environmentally damaging industry. Every woodchip exported by Artec represents wildlife habitat loss, carbon storehouse destruction and destruction of some of the most critical native forests left on Earth,”
All protesters car tyres have been slashed by logging contractors.

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  • Adam Burling
    published this page in Media Releases 2021-02-12 07:08:44 +1100