July 6th, 2014
Vica Bayley, Tasmanian campaign manager for the Wilderness Society in disputed World Heritage listed forest in the Styx Valley in southern Tasmania. Photo © Peter Mathew. [Source: 'Senate puts weight behind push to retain Tasmania forests' World Heritage status, 20140515, by Andrew Darby, Sydney Morning Herald, ^http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/senate-puts-weight-behind-push-to-retain-tasmania-forests-world-heritage-status-20140515-zrdqi.html]
“It took the World Heritage Committee less than 8 minutes to unanimously reject this shameful Australian Government proposal to delist 74,000 hectares from the Tasmanian World Heritage Area. It is a stunning victory for World Heritage!
Thank you to those who understood the value and the importance of protecting our wild places.”
~ Keith Muir, Colong Foundation for Wilderness