Ancient rainforests and tall trees in the Frankland River forests, in the north west of Tasmania's Tarkine, are still standing thanks to two years of frontline action. More than 250 citizens joined the Bob Brown Foundation vigil camp from February to June 2018. For two years the loggers have wanted to destroy these rainforests and tall eucalyptus forests but the Foundation and citizens have intervened to stop them. They moved into the forests in February 2017 and again in 2018. These forests were vacated on June 30 2018 so the endangered Wedge-tailed Eagles nesting there can breed. With two endangered Wedge-tailed Eagle nests in the proposed logging area, a logging exclusion zone will be in place from July 2018 until January 2019 to allow the eagles to breed. If the loggers return in February 2019 the Foundation will be back to stop them once again. For now, this forest home for eagles, quolls, wombats, owls and the world’s largest freshwater crayfish is safe. Sadly we have lost ancient rainforests elsewhere in the Tarkine in 2018 and logging continues, despite the protests calling for their protection. Enough is enough - the Tarkine and Tasmania’s unique native forests need protection for wildlife, environmental, economic and climate benefits. Stand with the Bob Brown Foundation to Defend the Tarkine - bobbrown.org.au
Film produced by Jenny Weber and Manderlee Anstice, Bob Brown Foundation campaigners. Film edited by Trudi Bird and soundtrack by Scott Bird. Yellow-tailed black Cockatoos recorded by Andrew Skeoch & Sarah Koschak.