Meunna rainforest defence enters fifth day.

Police have arrived in the contentious Meunna forest this morning as protests continue. The community campaign to defend remnant rainforest from logging at Meunna on the northern edge of takayna has entered its fifth day as local farmer Cabe McKenzie locked on to logging machinery. Twenty three citizens have been issued move-on orders by Tasmania police so far this week, as protests have been held to call for protection of the native forests.

“I am standing here with my community for my local forest, and for all native forests. They are irreplaceable and the senseless destruction must stop,” said Mr McKenzie.

The Bob Brown Foundation is supporting local efforts to defend these forests.

“We are seeing something special here at Meunna. Local people, everyday people, stepping out of their comfort zone to defend something that none of us can bear to lose,” said Bob Brown Foundation takayna / Tarkine Campaigner Scott Jordan.

“Cabe McKenzie is a farmer who cares about his community, and cares about his local forests. And he is not alone. He and the growing band of locals here are champions for a planet amid a biodiversity crisis and a climate emergency.”

“This community is not backing down. The phone is running hot at Meunna as more and more people call to join the defence of these forests. Tasmania’s Logging Minister should listen to his constituents. It’s time for Tasmania to end native forest logging for the benefits to the local communities, economy environment, wildlife, and climate,” Scott Jordan said

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