Tasmanian climbers kick off the Big Canopy Campout in the Tarkine. In Tasmania's threatened Tarkine forests, volunteers with the Bob Brown Foundation have joined a global effort to support protection of the world’s threatened forests. #bigcanopycampout
Just a few nights after the winter solstice, as snow falls to 500 metres in parts of Tasmania, these dedicated forest defenders are facing the wind, rain and icy squalls to join 39 canopy campouts across the globe, in Europe, North and South America, Japan, Taiwan, China and New Zealand, our Tarkine canopy campout will expose the looming threat of logging to ancient forests and support communities across the globe who call for urgent action to halt and reverse the worldwide trend of increasing threats to the world’s forests.
Our #bigcanopycampout is in Frankland River forests where our conservation camp has been successful in stalling Forestry Tasmania’s proposed logging of endangered species’ habitat. Since February, when the logging was due to start, more than 100 citizens have camped in the forests on the banks of the Frankland River and given temporary protection to these forests.
Our camp will wrap up next week as the Wedge-tailed Eagle breeding season begins and an exclusion zone is in place from the 1st July until the 10th February, preventing logging. The forest is still going strong at Frankland River forests thanks to the efforts of citizens defending the forests from logging.