“We are carrying out a citizen science project these coming weeks to monitor Swift Parrot habitat in Tasmania’s threatened forests,” said Jenny Weber, Campaign Manager Bob Brown Foundation.
“Today in the Eastern Tiers we have stopped logging. It is up to Premier Gutwein to now move these native forest loggers into plantations and out of this critically endangered Swift Parrot habitat,” Ms Weber said from inside the logging area.
“The last wild forests for the critically endangered Swift Parrot need urgent protection in secure conservation reserves. All logging in native forests needs to cease for climate, environmental and biodiversity benefits. We will spend the next two days in the Eastern Tiers surveying for Swift Parrots, and we have more surveys planned in the coming weeks as the Swift parrot settles into breed," Ms Weber concluded.