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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Vote Tarkine in Braddon - By-election News

Braddon: Poll shows most voters want a Tarkine National Park and our survey of candidates proves on the Greens candidate is representative of this.

 

 

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Meet Asta

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.

 

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No Vehicles on Aboriginal Heritage in takayna / Tarkine

Click here to send a submission to Federal Environment Minister Frydenberg.


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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. 

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