Media Release: Making History in fight to protect takayna / Tarkine

 

The campaign by Bob Brown Foundation and Patagonia for the ancient, wild and threatened takayna / Tarkine has made history in the past week. Today, Australian Greens Senators Peter Whish-Wilson and Nick McKim are tabling the largest petition ever presented to the Senate. The petition ‘Support World Heritage protection for takayna / Tarkine’ received over 270 000 signatures from around the world.

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Media Release: ADANI ELECTION CHALLENGE.

Environmentalist Bob Brown says his foundation will take up the Adani gauntlet and organise a cavalcade of cars from Hobart to the Central Queensland mine site in time for the next federal election.

“Today’s announcement of a go-ahead for the mine, before final state and federal process is complete, is Adani responding to the Morrison government wanting an early go-ahead. This decision was made by billionaire Guatam Adani in India who has no idea of the Australian people’s loathing of his mine monster. Adani also has no concept of how negatively the Morrison stunt, of holding up a lump of coal in parliament, went down in the average Australian household,” Brown said.

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Media Release: New orchid species at Tarkine BioBlitz

The endangered Swift Parrot was observed in a proposed logging area in takayna / Tarkine during the first of nearly 50 wildlife and vegetation surveys to be undertaken in the Tarkine BioBlitz. 

Bob Brown Foundation’s annual event has attracted 150 experts and enthusiasts to north-western Tasmania for three days of intensive field work to document the native species which live in the region.

“On the first day of the fourth annual BioBlitz, we were thrilled to find a newly discovered orchid species, known from a single location, at a second site on the Tarkine coast. Unlike related Caladenia orchids, the yet to be named pink-flowered species grows in swampy locations,” says Craig Broadfield, a survey leader at the BioBlitz.

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Media Release: Tasmanian tourism industry push in Canberra for Trans Tarkine Track

A group of Tasmanian tourism businesses are pushing the Federal Government to provide $20 million to build the Trans Tarkine Track, a internationally-significant ecotourism trail in the North West of the state.

A group of 15 tourism operators, concentrated in the North West of the state, have signed a statement calling for the Federal Government to fund the Trans Tarkine Track and the Tasmanian Government to lead its development. Greg Irons, Director of Tasmania’s Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, is in Canberra lobbying the Federal Government, the Labor Opposition and the cross bench to support $20 million in federal funding for the project.

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Media Alert: Tasmanian tourism industry push in Canberra for Trans Tarkine Track

A group of 15 Tasmanian tourism businesses are pushing the Federal Government to provide $20 million to build the Trans Tarkine Track, an internationally-significant ecotourism trail in the North West of the state.

PRESS CONFERENCE - Senate Courtyard

  • Greg Irons, Director, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Tarkine Trails, Brighton, Tasmania
  • 10.15am, Tuesday 27 November
  • Senate Courtyard, Parliament House

 

 

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Morrison should hand Abe $1million Federal Court fine - Brown

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison should hand Japan’s PM Abe the $1 million fine issued by the Federal Court against whalers slaughtering Minke whales, environmentalist Bob Brown said today.

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Media Release: Experienced greens warn on forest greenwash.

Environmentalists and former Greens leaders Christine Milne and Bob Brown warn that labelling timber products from logging Australia’s dwindling native forests as ‘environmentally friendly’ is greenwash and will not fool the modern Australian buyer, especially now when the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has stated emphatically that protecting and restoring the world’s forests is essential to constraining global warming.

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Bob Brown leads protest outside Ta Ann in Hobart

In recent days, Bob Brown Foundation has received news from the Malaysian state of Sarawak that eleven indigenous community members were detained for six days after their village’s water source was destroyed by companies owned by logging giant Ta Ann and police brutally dismantled their peaceful blockade. The eleven were released on bail yesterday.

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Media Release: ADANI’S GLOBAL THREAT THE SAME - BROWN.

‘I will join the peaceful campaign to take on the profit-before-planet Adani empire.’ - Bob Brown

The latest Adani coal mine plan presents the same global environmental threat as the original plan to extract the same amount of coal, burn it and pollute the planet’s biosphere, environmentalist Bob Brown said today.

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Media Alert: Bob Brown to lead protest outside Ta Ann in Hobart today

In recent days the Bob Brown Foundation has received news from the Malaysian state of Sarawak that eleven indigenous community members were detained for six days after their village’s water source was destroyed by companies owned by logging giant Ta Ann and police brutally dismantled their peaceful blockade. The 11 were released on bail yesterday.

“Our protest today outside Ta Ann’s Hobart offices is in support of the Iban people of Sarawak and a reminder to Ta Ann that they will not be allowed to get away with this cruel suppression of indigenous forest campaigners,” Bob Brown said.

Where: Ta Ann. 150 Davey Street, Hobart.
What: Peaceful demonstration with banners.
Time: Thursday 1 Nov, 2:45pm – 3.15pm.

 

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