Senator McKim joins Takayna defenders on flotilla

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Logging has been flattening endangered species habitat in Tasmania’s Takayna for the past weeks which was relentlessly opposed by peaceful protests. Bob Brown Foundation has today held a community flotilla on Arthur River to bring attention to the destruction of riverside forests.

Today 50 members of the community, including locals and families, have been joined by Australian Greens Senator Nick McKim on the river to show their support for the campaign to end the logging in the Arthur River forests.

“It is awesome to be in a river wonderland with people committed to protecting such a special place. It’s time to stop native forest logging and protect these places,” said Nick McKim, Australian Greens Senator.

“We have been escorted up the river by majestic White-bellied Sea Eagles and Wedge-tailed Eagles, reminding us that this is their home and it is vital for us to defend it,” said Scott Jordan, Bob Brown Foundation’s Takayna Campaigner.

Tasmania Police attended due to harassment and aggressive behaviour from people in motor boats on the river driving at canoes and kayaks with people on the river.

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