We are peacefully occupying threatened forests in ancient forests in Tasmania’s takayna / Tarkine.  These Gondwanan rainforests and tall eucalyptus forests are threatened by a new logging road this Spring / Summer. 

Located south-west of the popular and iconic Sumac Lookout overlooking the Arthur River. This very old Myrtle and Eucalyptus forest is an integral part of the Sumac catchment forest ecosystem, extending southward into core rainforest of the Tarkine and are habitat for the endangered Tasmanian Devil.  If logged the timber from these ancient forests will supply the controversial Malaysian timber company Ta Ann and the majority will be woodchipped.

 

 

Proposed logging of these ancient forests can be halted. We are calling on all federal and state political leaders, including Premier Hodgman and Opposition Leader Rebecca White, to commit to permanent protection of takayna / Tarkine in a National Park, listed for its World Heritage values and returned to Aboriginal ownership.  While we wait for political leadership, we will occupy these forests in a peaceful vigil aiming to prevent their loss to logging.

Join our blockade and help defend the ancient takayna / Tarkine rainforests from being flattened and burnt.

 

 

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Big Canopy Campout - Thank you!

A big thanks to everyone who made this great event happen.

 

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Logging threatens Tasmanian Devil habitat in takayna / Tarkine

Healthy Devils photographed in Tasmanian old growth forests threatened by logging this summer has prompted renewed calls for secure protection of takayna / Tarkine.

 

 

Photographs of two healthy Tasmanian Devils have been captured by conservation group Bob Brown Foundation, who have remote sensor wildlife cameras positioned along a proposed road that the Tasmanian Government wants to build for logging in an area of old growth forest.  Bob Brown Foundation is currently hosting a peaceful vigil camp in these forests, south west of the popular and iconic Sumac lookout over Arthur River.  Conservationists have been camped in these threatened forests for two weeks.

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Erik is Live from Sumac for the Big Canopy Campout

Live from takayna / Tarkine for The Big Canopy Campout in the Tasmanian threatened rainforests!

 

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Big Canopy Campout Blog by Erik Haywood

Camping in these forests we are privileged beyond our understanding. No human being has ever seen the views from the tops of these particular beasts, no one has yet rubbed noses with the bark of these flowering plants as it peels off to greet us on our way round the double barrel of a trunk to launch a line higher, no one has yet sat in a crotch in this tree, 70 metres up, contemplating whether its brother next door, or it’s sister next to that is taller, or just the same age, 4 centuries, 5 centuries old?

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Conservationists and climbers were making preparations last night in takayna / Tarkine for the Big Canopy Campout.

This afternoon they'll be climbing into their arboreal nests to open The Big Canopy Campout 2018.

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Media Release: New Tarkine forest occupation established to prevent logging

Bob Brown Foundation has today announced a new peaceful forest vigil has been established to occupy ancient forests in Tasmania’s takayna / Tarkine.  These forests are threatened by a new logging road this Spring / Summer. 

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