Rally to stop Abbott’s axe and help keep World Heritage forest protection in Tasmania
When: Saturday 14 June, Midday
Where: Parliament House, Hobart
Last year the United Nations’ World Heritage Committee unanimously approved an extension to Tasmania’s World Heritage Area. This extension encompassed spectacular areas of tall, wet eucalypt forests and protected them from logging.
Now, despite this global recognition, the Abbott Government proposes to revoke World Heritage protection for 74,000 hectares of forests so they can be logged.
The World Heritage Committee will meet in Qatar from 15-25 June and will have to consider Mr Abbott’s negative proposal. Help send a message that Tasmanians respect World Heritage and want our outstanding forests protected. Show your support and respect for World Heritage.
- Wildlife expert and educator Greg Irons from Bonorong Wildlife sanctuary
- Aboriginal Tasmanian Rodney Dillon
- Beekeeper Peter Norris
- Distinguished Professor in Geography and Environmental studies Jamie Kirkpatrick
At the rally as they explain why our World Heritage Area is important to them and why we need to protect it.
Because the new Tasmanian Government are attacking more than just the World Heritage, with legislation to undo 400,000ha of forest protection, we’ve also invited Friends of the Blue Tier stalwart Lesley Nicklason to tell the story of the blue tier and why it needs to stay protected.