Media Release: Tarkine forest protest halting planned logging

Bob Brown Foundation is successfully defending the ancient forests of takayna / Tarkine with another group of Tarkine Defenders occupying the threatened Sumac forests this morning. Tree-sitter Alex Wylie, an engineer from Hobart, is in the canopy of a eucalyptus tree in the Sumac region of takayna / Tarkine.

“Alex is tree-sitting in these ancient forests to defend them from imminent logging. The occupied tree is situated where Sus Timbers Tasmania plans to bulldoze a new 1km road for logging. These unique ancient forests will end up as woodchips and timber for the contentious Malaysian logging giant Ta Ann, they need to be left standing for climate benefits from intact forests and for the wildlife that depends on the forests for their homes,” Bob Brown Foundation’s Jenny Weber said.

“Premier Hodgman can save taxpayers funds by immediately halting plans to log these forests and provide secure protection for takayna / Tarkine,” Jenny Weber said.