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.