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On Tuesday 15th of December, the Bob Brown Foundation halted logging in Swift Parrot habitat in Tasmania's North Eastern Tiers. Three people are locked on to a log loader. Bob Brown has joined forest defenders to stop the destruction of this critically endangered species' home.

 

"Despite the world's fastest parrot plummeting towards extinction, the trees in Tasmania's north east hills are being logged from underneath it. Despite last week's diabolical news from Australian National University research that a few hundred, not thousands, Swift Parrots remain alive, the destruction of their habitat goes ahead under federal and state direction. " – Bob Brown.

 

 

At the Foundation we are committed to defending and protecting native forests with non-violent direct intervention

 

 

2020 has seen our most intense season of forest frontline action yet. We are the leaders in action for native forests in Tasmania and we share this effort with many many volunteer defenders.  Hundreds of volunteers participated in the Sumac Ridge Blockade, the shut down of Ta Ann's veneer mill, held multi-day occupations and disruptions of logging operations in Que River, Pieman, Wentworth Hills and Mt Field areas. 

 

"Last week a few very thoughtful people risked arrest by peacefully objecting to this needless destruction in the Eastern Tiers. In fact, one brave woman was arrested. For the sake of the Swift Parrots, I have decided to join the campaigners this week. Our aim is simple, to stop the destruction of the Swift Parrot by rescuing their habitat. Scott Morrison won’t do it. Peter Gutwein wants more native forests felled. So it is up to us." – Dr Bob Brown.

 


 

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  • Suryani Tan
    signed 2020-12-15 15:15:14 +1100
  • Ellen Dewar
    signed 2020-12-15 15:13:52 +1100
    Disgraceful


    I thought we were better than this but obviously we are back to environmental devastation
  • Cheryl Maurice
    signed 2020-12-15 15:10:42 +1100
    Very saddened to hear that Bob Brown has been arrested for standing up against the loggers and the Federal govt.The endangered swift parrot is so worth protection.More natural beauty sacrificed by an uncaring stupid ignorant govt.Thankyou for trying Bob Brown.
  • Mark Minett
    signed 2020-12-15 15:09:49 +1100
  • Robyn Mackay
    signed 2020-12-15 15:07:24 +1100
  • Janette Mattey
    signed 2020-12-15 15:04:06 +1100
    Our government seems committed to accelerating the extinction crisis that is occurring and it is up to ordinary people to stop them.
  • Elizabeth Low
    signed 2020-12-15 15:03:49 +1100
  • Susan Hinkelthein
    signed 2020-12-15 15:02:00 +1100
  • Michael Farnell
    signed 2020-12-15 15:01:49 +1100
  • Lachlan Colwill
    signed 2020-12-15 15:01:13 +1100
  • gregory waterhouse
    signed 2020-12-15 14:59:35 +1100
  • Helen Gregory
    signed 2020-12-15 14:57:58 +1100
  • Natasha Ree
    signed 2020-12-15 14:56:58 +1100
  • Tessa Turnbull
    signed 2020-12-15 14:55:38 +1100
    More protection for the environment of Tasmania needs/must be prioritised. We have a beautiful state, however, I am saddened to see that the endemic nature and nature in general are not prioritised to be protected.

    I am disgusted at what is happening with the parrots’ habitat and I am disgusted at how easy it is for Australian wildlife to be killed/culled with farmer permits so easy accessible. Working on a vineyard recently opened my eyes up to this world where numerous animals like possums and wallabies are being drowned in cages every morning just to “protect” the crops. Farmers should not have this so easy, they should be building wildlife proof fences before being allowed to make profit from their wines and crops. As a vegetarian, I want to drink a bottle of wine knowing that no animals were harmed in the process. Or eat my vegetables and also know that no animals were killed!

    Wake up Tasmania Government. Listen to Bob Brown and work to create a beautiful future in balance with nature rather than be so obsessed with financial gain. There is also money made when we are kind to animals and nature. The traditional mindsets need to be more open minded. Take a look at David Attenborough’s documentary and see for yourself how little wildlife remains on this planet. Let’s work as a team and create a kinder future to the animals and our Mother Nature.


    Kind regards,

    Tessa.
  • Christine Whalan
    signed 2020-12-15 14:55:07 +1100
    Pledge to join Our actions to save Swift parrots
  • Joanne Allan
    signed 2020-12-15 14:54:56 +1100
  • Paul Colcheedas
    signed 2020-12-15 14:53:36 +1100
  • John Smart
    signed 2020-12-15 14:27:39 +1100
    Pre Stone Age thinking in Tasmania. When will this idiocy cease?
  • Tony Gintz
    signed 2020-12-15 14:24:16 +1100
  • Lauren Crowe
    signed 2020-12-15 13:50:37 +1100
  • Alex Holmes
    signed 2020-12-15 13:09:35 +1100
  • Colin Tierney
    signed 2020-12-08 19:44:48 +1100
    Things need to change, now.
  • Aria Carroll
    signed 2020-12-08 19:04:05 +1100
  • ilona harsanyi
    signed 2020-12-08 09:59:12 +1100
  • meredith scott
    signed 2020-12-05 08:24:10 +1100
  • Tracey Donovan
    signed 2020-12-04 00:37:39 +1100
    Keep going, God bless you, mother nature and her creatures ❤️🙏❤️
  • Dr George and Helen Manos
    signed 2020-12-03 14:59:02 +1100
    I share your fears and anger regarding the injustice of losing wild places we care about. Keep going. Plenty of support to boost your campaigns
  • Jasmin Starr
    signed 2020-12-03 13:47:08 +1100
  • Kylie Elkington
    signed 2020-12-03 13:17:50 +1100
  • anthony salt
    signed 2020-12-03 12:56:21 +1100