Bob Brown Foundation has re-established our Sumac blockade. The proposed logging road into the ancient Sumac rainforests is back on the government’s logging plans this coming spring / summer.
Our blockade last season prevented the logging destruction of the ancient rainforests after we peacefully occupied the threatened forests from September 2018 to June 2019.
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.
You can visit the camp and stay with us on the frontline as a Tarkine Defender, please email our Campaign Manager Jenny, firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest in joining or supporting this frontline campaign.
Our campaign continues with a tree-sitter is 25m up an ancient eucalyptus tree while police bust our Sumac blockade.
Premier Will Hodgman has failed the climate, wildlife, & Tasmania’s economy today again.
We remain committed to defending takayna / Tarkine forests from logging.
Bob Brown direct from takayna / Tarkine frontline. Arrested treesitter Josh Nichols is a braveheart for Earth, he has sat firm against needless destruction in an age of climate emergency & extinction crisis.