The Bob Brown Foundation has moved in overnight to establish a blockade camp in the Pieman River area of takayna/Tarkine. The camp will halt Sus Timbers Tasmania's machinery access to proposed logging coupe BO092C.
Logging in this coupe was commenced in February 2020 but was abandoned after a successful four day blockade by Bob Brown Foundation volunteers. The coupe has been rescheduled for logging this summer.
“The rainforests of takayna/Tarkine are one of the earth’s great treasures, abundant with wildlife such as the Tasmanian devil and Spotted tailed Quoll. They are also rich and essential carbon storehouses in the face of the climate emergency”, said takayna/Tarkine Campaigner Scott Jordan.
“Last summer we occupied the ground and took to the treetops to save this area of verified World Heritage value forest. As we did then, we will stand with Tasmanians in defence of takayna/Tarkine’s ancient forests, their inhabitants, and their vital carbon stores”.
Logging coupe BO092C is the first in a series of coupes planned by Sus Timbers Tasmania in the Pieman River catchment.