Life's cycle

I have camped two nights at the Sumac road blockade now and observed the contrast of the burnt wastage of a clear fell and the rich, old, wise and abundant forest just a short walk away. 

I have observed the beauty of how life keeps on overtaking death. And how it’s all part of the same cycle. That nothing ever truly dies. 

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Called to takayna

As we journey in I start to see the wounding. We stop at the frontier. We sleep and gather on wounded land. I’m with a tribe of warriors.

I feel sad to my core. The forest calls me, swallows me up in its green. I walk gently and slowly with my heavy grief down to the bubbling creek.

 

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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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