Protestors have re-entered rainforest at Mount Lindsay to halt Venture Minerals’ drilling operations in the Meredith Range Regional Reserve in the southern takayna/Tarkine. Bob Brown Foundation is continuing protests calling for the protection of Tasmania’s takayna/Tarkine.
Merridee Rohtlach (27) locked on to a drill rig, silencing Venture Minerals’ assault on the verified National and World Heritage values of the area.
Venture are currently engaged in a capital raising exercise to fund further destruction of ancient rainforest at Mount Lindsay and the Wilson River valley.
“Over the past fourteen years, Venture Minerals’ have roaded and drilled some of the worlds most unique rainforests while peddling promises about boom times. What we know is that they have reaped millions of dollars of taxpayer subsidy for their destruction, while directors and managers have got rich”, said Bob Brown Foundation takayna/Tarkine Campaigner Scott Jordan.
“We are in a climate and biodiversity crisis, and again Venture Minerals is trying to raise funds for a project that will destroy ancient carbon stores and lay waste to habitat for endangered species such as the Tasmanian Devil, Spotted tailed Quoll and Masked Owl, and remnant Huon Pine along the Wilson River valley”.
Today’s action is the fourth time the drill rigs at Mount Lindsay have been halted by Bob Brown Foundation protests in the past month.
“We are back at Mount Lindsay standing up for this special part of the planet and the creatures that rely on it. We will continue to silence the drill rigs. Our message to investors is clear don’t fund Venture Minerals’ destruction of takayna/Tarkine,” Scott Jordan said.