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.