Logging threatens Tasmanian Devil habitat in takayna / Tarkine

Healthy Devils photographed in Tasmanian old growth forests threatened by logging this summer has prompted renewed calls for secure protection of takayna / Tarkine.



Photographs of two healthy Tasmanian Devils have been captured by conservation group Bob Brown Foundation, who have remote sensor wildlife cameras positioned along a proposed road that the Tasmanian Government wants to build for logging in an area of old growth forest.  Bob Brown Foundation is currently hosting a peaceful vigil camp in these forests, south west of the popular and iconic Sumac lookout over Arthur River.  Conservationists have been camped in these threatened forests for two weeks.

“We have positioned remote sensor wildlife cameras along the proposed road line, where ancient myrtle rainforests and tall eucalyptus forests are going to be flattened if this road is allowed to proceed.  Tasmanian Devils are an endangered species and habitat such as these forests in takayna / Tarkine needs to be securely protected to help this unique species survive,”  Bob Brown Foundation’s Campaign Manager Jenny Weber said.

We will forward these photographs to the new federal Minister for the Environment Melissa Price for her action to save this forest and these Tasmanian devils.

Tasmanian Devil Photograph at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/z5v8r8zcx9438sq/AAAtIoXIMUmUEmdE1XP4AQTLa?dl=0


Contact Jenny Weber 0427 366 929

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