Bob Brown Foundation lodges renewed Takayna / Tarkine National Heritage Nomination

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Twenty years after the original National Heritage Nomination, and a decade since the Australian Heritage Council recommended National Heritage Listing, Bob Brown Foundation has lodged a renewed nomination for National Heritage protection of one of Australia’s great wild places.

“Ten years and seven Environment Ministers have passed since the Australian Heritage Council assessment recommended a National Heritage Listing for Takayna / Tarkine. Secure protection of Takayna / Tarkine is long overdue and requires a true leader to come good in our Federal Parliament”, said Bob Brown Foundation Takayna / Tarkine Campaigner Scott Jordan.

“Takayna has Australia’s largest remaining temperate rainforest with its evolutionary links to the prehistoric Gondwanan forests. It is one of Australia’s most important storehouses of flora fossils, rare magnesite karst systems, and outstanding Aboriginal heritage sites. These are just some of the values identified by the Australian Heritage Council”.

“Takayna is home to over 60 rare, threatened and endangered species from the Tasmanian Masked Owl to the Tasmanian Devil to the myriad of endangered orchids. The need to protect this area is unparalleled, and yet we have seen successive governments sacrificing this area to unsustainable logging and speculative mineral exploration and failed mining”.

“Enough is enough. Takayna should receive its National Heritage Listing now”.

As per the original 2004 nomination and the 2013 Australian Heritage Council recommendation, the Savage River, Hellyer and Rosebery mines are excised from the proposed boundary, as are all private land parcels.

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