Sumac base camp

takayna / Tarkine is an ancient, wild and threatened place. Its intact wildness, natural and cultural values are what we are fighting for every day at the Bob Brown Foundation. Secure protection of ancient tall giants like this one pictured here.


This tree stands tall in the old-growth forests of the Sumac region. This forest is on the Tasmanian government's logging schedule and we are campaigning for it to be left standing and for logging to cease in takayna / Tarkine.

Photographed during Tarkine in Motion 2018 by Victorian artist Sharon Plummer. Sharon volunteered this year to be our base camp coordinator at Sumac and we are very thankful for her leadership and care for the artists at this camp.



Kate Nelson, ocean activist @plasticfreemermaid joined us in the rainforest to sit, reflect, & write. She found great inspiration in the mossy wooded groves & looks forward to sharing her takayna poetry with us. Kate joined our Sumac camp for Tarkine in Motion 2018. Here are her reflections on the remarkable takayna / Tarkine.

I am so grateful for the opportunity to visit takayna and create artistic expressions of our message to save the forest. I was inspired by the silence. Welcomed by the great spirit protectors of the forest. Grounded by the lush green grove. Kate Nelson

The ancient forests in this image, at Sumac in the north of takayna / Tarkine are on the logging schedule. We are campaigning for the secure protection of these forests and the vast region of the Tarkine to prevent logging in these ancient ecosystems. Thanks Kate for being involved and joining our campaign.

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