Read the full article here: https://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/5927849/asx-suspends-share-trading-in-shree-minerals-limited/?cs=12&fbclid=IwAR0r_UcH48N16SFKBhZ4-uH6lQ0Lxyx3GlXrumw7KQOQK8ArtwE52_GX6BY
Read the full article in The Examiner here: https://www.examiner.com.au/story/5899526/dr-charlie-teo-in-love-with-unique-tarkine/
Braddon: Poll shows most voters want a Tarkine National Park and our survey of candidates proves on the Greens candidate is representative of this.
Asta (from Astacopsis gouldi), more commonly known as the Giant Tasmanian Freshwater Crayfish, is the largest invertebrate in the world, and probably the largest crayfish puppet in the world.
The Tasmanian government has applied to the Federal government to obtain approval for ‘off-road vehicle mitigation actions’. Under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, any actions that are likely to have a significant impact on matters of national environmental significance must be assessed and approved by the Commonwealth Environment Minister. If a proposal is referred, the Environment Minister must decide whether a proposed activity is likely to have a significant impact on a matter of national environmental significance or on Commonwealth land.
Media Release from Save the Tarkine - Minister Barnett’s assurance contradicted by the EPA on the Shree bond.
Assurances given by Minister for Resources, Guy Barnett, as to the adequacy of remediation bonds relating to Shree Minerals failed Nelson Bay River mine are at odds with advice given to Save the Tarkine by the Director of the Environment Protection Agency.
The company remains in breach of operating permits, thirty one months after the Supreme Court found their storage of acid producing waste unlawful.
“The assurances by the Minister reveal a conflict of fact between the Minister and the Director of the EPA”, said Save the Tarkine Campaign Coordinator Scott Jordan.
“The EPA has on two occasions confirmed that the remediation bond is insufficient to cover the costs, leaving a liability to the taxpayer”.
“Has the Minister ignored the advice of the EPA, or has he simply not sought such advice?”
“It appears that the Minister is wilfully ignorant, and that the taxpayer will be left with the cost of his failures”.
For more information or comment:
Scott Jordan, Campaign Coordinator, 0428300324
Logging was scheduled to commence earlier this year in the Frankland river forests in February. Our Foundation set up a conservation camp with volunteers who camped in the forests for more than 130 days, preventing the logging.
While camped in the forests, volunteers recorded endangered species including the Tasmania Devil and Masked Owl, threatened and rare species including the Giant Freshwater Crayfish, Astacopsis gouldi and Spot-tailed Quoll.
If we had environmental protection legislation that protected endangered species, logging wouldn’t be allowed to destroy such significant habitat for endangered, threatened and rare species.
With more than 150 volunteers camping in these threatened forests from the end of summer to early winter, we have achieved temporary protection for these forests in the Tarkine. Now the 2 pairs of endangered Wedge-tailed Eagles can breed in the peace of intact forests and Tasmania’s government has seven months to come to their senses and provide secure protection for these forests and takayna / Tarkine. We will be returning to these forests come February 2018 if the forests are threatened by logging again.
Film footage by Dan Broun and Trudi Bird, edited by Dan Broun.
With canopy campouts across the globe over one weekend, 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.
A great effort from the climbers and Dan Broun on film and editing!
In the Tarkine canopy this morning for #thebigcanopycampout exposing the urgent situation for Earth's diverse forests.
These ancient forests in the Tarkine are scheduled for logging by Forestry Tasmania. Thanks to more than 100 citizens who have camped in these threatened forests since February, they are still growing strong.
#thebigcanopycampout is about celebrating the beauty and diversity of forests and valuing them through adventure, supporting the World Land Trust, an international charity working with local people to protect forested land from destruction and conversion to agriculture. This year’s inaugural Canopy Campout will be raising money to purchase critically threatened rainforest in North-East Borneo.
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.