Bob Brown Foundation Forest Defenders are currently engaged in a protest halting logging in the Styx Valley, Tasmania.
“We are in forests that are just two kilometres from the Styx river regional reserve, along the major tourism route to iconic Styx Big Tree walk. I am surrounded by logging in forests that have hollow bearing trees, habitat for the Tasmanian Masked Owl, Grey goshawks and potentially the critically endangered Swift Parrot,” said Colette Harmsen, Forest Defender.
“The tallest flowering plant of all plants is still being lost in Tasmania’s logging tragedy. Logging has been halted in these significant tall old growth forests, as we highlight that the loss of ancient native forests continues in Tasmania every day while Premier Gutwein fails to take climate action. Forests are irreplaceable carbon banks, but, when logged and burnt, emit megatonnes of greenhouse gases,” Bob Brown Foundation’s Campaign Manager Jenny Weber said.