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Activists take action “In Defence of Ancient Forests”

January 26th, 2009 · post by Fred Goodsell · Make a comment

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Early this morning 15 activist under the banner of “In Defence of Ancient Forests” gathered outside  the Australian High Commission,  Australia House in London to protest the logging of old growth trees in Tasmania.

Banners hung from trees read “End Old Growth Logging Now” and “Save Tassie Rainforests”

Below is a video of the event made by those involved.

Last Monday, concerned members of the British public delivered a petition with 936 names to the embassy asking for an immediate halt to logging old growth forest in Tasmania.

A copy of the World Heritage Crisis Report detailing logging in Tasmania has been handed to the Environment Minister.

In 2008 Last Hours published an article titled The Story of the Upper Florentine Blockade featuring a first hand account of one of the blockades aiming to stop logging in Tasmania. Since the article was published police have raided the camp. There where 32 arrests made (see report).

For more information visit:

www.huon.org

www.stillwildstillthreatened.org

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