23 October 2021
This weekend, Bob Brown Foundation is hosting campers in the threatened forests of takayna’s Pieman River for the global Big Canopy Campout.
The international event will see 197 campouts in 36 countries, with the campout in takayna’s Gondwanan forests closing the event, the biggest forest campout in history.
“We will be camping in a spectacular tract of cool temperate rainforest with people sleeping in the forest canopy and enjoying walks through this remarkable, threatened forest.”
“This globally significant rainforest, the largest temperate rainforest in Australia, faces decimation from logging and mining,” Bob Brown Foundation Campaign Organiser Erik Hayward said.
This year’s Big Canopy Campout is raising money and awareness for the struggle of the Ecuadorian Secoya people living in a remote area of the Amazon. The Secoya are resisting industrial-scale logging, plantations and mines in their rainforest home, where they have been living and practising their culture for countless generations.
“We are occupying the threatened forests of takayna in solidarity with the Secoya people and their struggle and calling for the immediate protection of takayna and its return to lutruwita / Tasmania’s Aboriginal community,” Erik Hayward said.