Media Release: Bob Brown returns to defend Swift Parrots despite arrest

Bob Brown Foundation forest defenders have returned to contentious Eastern Tiers forests after three arrests yesterday. Logging of habitat for critically endangered Swift Parrots has been halted for a second day.

"I’m here at Lost Falls forest again for the Swift Parrots and multiple other creatures living here. This is part of a rolling campaign to turn back the needless invasion of these public forests. Premier Gutwein needs to put an end to his invasion of the people’s public forests and the extermination of its wildlife," Bob Brown said.

“There is still time to protect these native forests we are occupying. The hollow-bearing trees around us are critical for Swift Parrots that are on the brink of extinction. Citizens are holding off the destruction of native forests in this climate and biodiversity crisis,” Jenny Weber, Bob Brown Foundation Campaign Manager said.

"The annihilation of the last tracts of remaining critical habitat for endangered species is unacceptable. It is deplorable. Scott Morrison and his government have the power to protect the future of this federally listed species. The government needs to now stand up and do its job in protecting this habitat," Erik Hayward, Campaign Organiser for Bob Brown Foundation said.

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