Join our takayna defenders embassy
Our Pieman River blockades in takayna have occupied an area of south-east takayna since late 2020. Preventing the logging of rainforests by Forestry Tasmania and the proposed heavy metals tailings waste dump by Chinese state-owned miner MMG.
Proposed construction of a massive toxic, acid-producing tailings dam and logging in the Pieman River area of takayna would destroy rainforest and the wildlife that depend on it. This is home to the Masked Owl, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Spotted-tailed Quoll and Tasmanian Devil.
In February 2020 we occupied this coupe and forced the retreat of the logging machines, and since January 2021 we have been holding Chinese state-owned mining giant MMG at bay.
Over 400 volunteers have spent time on this front line, with over 70 arrested stopping the machines. But the miners and loggers are still scheduled to return. We will too.
The tall ancient eucalyptus forests and rainforests of takayna are one of Earth’s great treasure. They are also rich and essential carbon storehouses in the face of the climate emergency.
While we wait for an imminant decision on environmental approvals we will occupy these rainforests with out takayna embassy to invite people to visit these threatened rainforests and see for them selves what is at stake.
If you can help us hold this embassy and show the world what we must protect Help us to continue holding the line.
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