Our latest short film 'The Welcome', was completed at this years Tarkine in Motion, Australia's largest environmental arts project. It is all about our friend the singing river, which welcomes us into the wild places - in this case, the Frankland River in takayna | Tarkine. The ancient rainforests of this region are globally significant and deserve world heritage listing status.
The advent of industrial logging in our forests has proven to be unsustainable - see media article from The Mercury newspaper - and from our observations on the North West coast of Tasmania, it has done nothing to improve the health and prosperity of the community. If we believe the propaganda of governments about jobs and growth, then after 20+ years of unprecedented logging why is Braddon (NW Tas) still one of the poorest electorates in the country?
Tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in the economy yet NW Tasmania has only seen an increase in tourism numbers of 1% in the past year. The Tarkine region is an incredible landscape, with such diversity and beauty. takayna | Tarkine protected will see an increase in prosperity for the entire community and real jobs and growth for many years to come. Industrial logging of native forest only lines the pockets of some and costs every tax payer money. May common sense prevail!