Bob Brown Foundation
The Bob Brown Foundation is all about action with a vision to protect Australia’s wild and scenic natural places of ecological and global significance. The first place on their radar was the stunning Tarkine in a remote part of North West Tasmania.
The Tarkine is a vast wilderness area supporting Australia’s largest tract of cool temperate rainforest, spanning wild windswept beaches, extensive button grass plains and pristine wild rivers. It is of great significance to Tasmania’s Aboriginal people and a relict of the ancient continent of Gondwana and related to temperate forests in Patagonia and the South Island of New Zealand.
“Takayna/Tarkine remains today a rare gem of natural intactness in a world where the destruction of wild nature is rampant and accelerating. It should also be one of the easiest in the world to protect. Comprising just seven percent of Tasmania, the Tarkine contains the nation’s largest temperate rainforest, a galaxy of its rare and endangered wildlife and some of the richest Aboriginal heritage in the hemisphere. The latter has been inscribed on the list of National Heritage. The cleanest air in the world, as measured by the nearby UN monitoring station, blows across the Tarkine’s shores,” says Bob Brown.
“Nature is the salve for our souls. We owe it to everyone who comes after us and ourselves,
to protect what little is left of wild nature …”
Our campaign for The Tarkine is calling for its recognition as a National Park and World Heritage Area and is taking strategic and considered action step by step to reach this goal by 2020. We need your help to do this.
The Bob Brown Foundation is calling for a logging halt in Tasmania’s wilderness tracts of old growth forests and the ancient rainforests of Takayna/Tarkine.
“After we revealed the clear-felling of old growth rainforest in Takayna/Tarkine last January 2018, the Tasmanian Government continues to ignore the climate emergency and extinction crisis that outdates these appalling practices in our environment,” Bob Brown Foundation Campaign Manager Jenny Weber said.
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