12 Oct 2007


'Save Tasmania’s Wild Forests - Forests are the Worlds’s Lungs' 12 pm, Saturday 13th, Australian High Commissions Strand, London, WC2B 4LA

Derek Wall, Green Party Principal Speaker, today urged people to attend this demonstration: "The proposed new pulp mill in Tasmania will consume 6 million tonness of ancient old growth forest and consume 26 to 40 billion litres of fresh water each year. It will emit 10 million tonnes of carbon dioxide annually and discharge 64, 000 tonnes of toxic effluent in to the sea, everyday. "Scientists have warned that planned logging in Tasmania’s north-east threatens animals and birds with local extinction. "Send a message to the Australian government and join me in making our opposition to this known, and supporting the Australian Greens, on Saturday. " ENDS

Further info: http://www.wilderness.org.au/regions/tas/
Tell the Australian Government to protect its old growth forests: Email Peter McGauran MP Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Peter.McGauran.MP@aph.gov.au

Green Party Press Office 020 7561 0282http://www.greenparty.org.uk
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