A global event, Big Canopy Campout will commence this weekend with 183 campouts that explore defending and protecting wild places from the tip tops of tall trees. Every year, Bob Brown Foundation brings together tree climbers and avid forest-loving enthusiasts to celebrate, climb, explore and adore some of the most sacred, yet most threatened, treasures of the plant kingdom that exist in lutruwita / Tasmania. These passionate, conservation-minded community members join us and our inspiring counterparts all over the planet to learn, share and teach about the protection of our wild places. This year Bob Brown Foundation will host their campout in takayna’s threatened forests on 22-24 October.
"Since the inception of Big Canopy Campout four year ago, our Foundation has been involved in helping curate this worldwide event in our remarkable cool temperate rainforests of lush, mossy myrtle wonderlands and tall eucalypts. These threatened Tasmanian forests are spectacular at every level and awe inspiring for every person involved. This year, the global event is taking a stand in solidarity with the Ecuadorian Amazon SËRA Foundation and their struggle to defend and protect their lands from being stolen. They live in a 50,000-acre fragment of rainforest, surrounded by oil exploitation and oil-palm monoculture plantations," said Bob Brown Foundation's Erik Hayward.
"Here in lutruwita / Tasmania, we will be showcasing the spectacular canopy-scapes threatened by industrial scale mining and logging. Over the next month, we will be showcasing campouts happening all over the world and highlight the ongoing destruction of our globally significant carbon stores, magnificent, ancient and wild places,” Erik Hayward said.
“We look forward to hosting people at our Big Canopy Campout in takayna. There there will be workshops during the event showcasing climbing methods, with talks, guided walks and citizen science surveys. All are welcome to join us for this event, camping amongst the trees and occupying the canopies of these incredible, fragile places to defend them," concluded Mr Hayward.