Media Release: New short film reveals myth of ‘sustainable’ logging in Tarkine

The myth of sustainable logging in Tasmania’s Tarkine rainforest is set to have global attention, as a new short film is released. ‘The truth about the Tarkine’ has been made by renowned British scientist and environmentalist, Matthew Shribman.

In the film, Matthew travels to the Tarkine in north-west Tasmania and sees for himself the devastating effects of so-called ‘sustainable’ logging.

“The Tarkine is one of the last remaining, truly wild places on earth, with the cleanest water and air measured anywhere in the world,” said Matthew Shribman.

"Comparing the Tarkine rainforest with the so-called ‘sustainable’ replanted parts is like comparing the Great Barrier Reef with a fish farm. The new areas have hardly any wildlife and are all the same tree. You can even feel how much hotter it is in the new bits," said Mr Shribman

"Matthew Shribman's film 'The Truth About The Tarkine' gives a first hand account of both the beauty and the threats to one of the world's great temperate wilderness areas Tasmania's takayna/Tarkine," said Scott Jordan, Bob Brown Foundation takayna/Tarkine campaigner.

“takayna/Tarkine supports Australia’s largest tract of cool temperate rainforest, spanning wild windswept beaches, extensive buttongrass plains, and pristine wild rivers. It is of great significance to Tasmania’s Aboriginal people and a relict of the ancient continent of Gondwana. It is home to rare species such as the Tasmanian Devil, a freshwater crayfish that grows up to six kilograms in weight, and the Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagle. People need to watch this film, educate themselves on the threats to one of the last wild places on Earth and join our Foundation to take action to protect takayna," said Mr Jordan.

Film can be watched here:

You can find out more about Matthew's work here:


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  • Adam Burling
    published this page in Media Releases 2021-05-14 15:11:24 +1000