Tasmanian World Heritage Forests in danger

Upper Florentine Rally April 2014Historic rally in Tasmania’s Upper Florentine Valley, Tasmania, Sunday 20140427
Photo © Matthew Newton

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Almost 2000 people have rallied today in the Upper Florentine Valley to defend World Heritage listed forests.

The Bob Brown Foundation’s Campaign Manager Jenny Weber stated, “Today’s outstanding turn out in the Upper Florentine forests clearly shows that Australians are very proud of their World Heritage forests. We are sending a strong message to UNESCO that we love our spectacular forests of outstanding universal value, and the Australian community will stand up to defend them.”

“The Australian community strongly opposes the government’s proposal to the World Heritage Committee to remove 74 000 hectares of World Heritage listed forests from the Tasmanian World Heritage Area,” Jenny Weber said.

Speakers included Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne, Markets for Change CEO Peg Putt, Still Wild Still Threatened’s Miranda Gibson and Home and Away actor Lisa Gormley.

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[1]  ^http://www.bobbrown.org.au/

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One Response to “Tasmanian World Heritage Forests in danger”

  1. Barbara Pelczynska says:

    My big thank you to the protesters!

    I hope this protest will influence the UN to reject Abbott’s application.

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