Two people are locked onto logging machinery today in old growth forests where logging is happening out of sight and these brave defenders are bringing this shameful forest loss into the spotlight.
Ten forest defenders are protesting today in the Wentworth Hills region of Tasmania, where five protesters have been arrested in the past days taking action to highlight the logging of the precious forests.
“Wentworth Hills is in Tasmania’s Central Plateau, adjacent to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and is the site of the state’s largest scale logging destruction. Forest defenders entered the forest overnight and are occupying the logging area, two people are attached to logging machines, halting the logging,” Bob Brown Foundation’s Jenny Weber said.
“Coupe WW036C is one of 3 currently active logging coupes in the Wentworth Hills area. Logging is proceeding in this area at an alarming rate, particularly considering that the market for wood chip exports from Tasmania is currently at a low. This coupe is 92 hectares and 88% old growth. It is predominantly E delegatensis forest, which is an incredibly important species for its hollows and habitat provision for threatened and endangered species,” Dr Lisa Searle, volunteer with the Bob Brown Foundation said.
Read our media statement here: bobbrown.org.au/mr_20032020