7 Oct 2007

Tasmania forest protest 13th October

Martin has left a new comment on your post "I love Schnews":

Hi Derek, hope you will join us to help save the world's lungs:

Australia is systematically destroying forests and reducing the world’s ability to resist climate change. What happens there will affect us all.

Save Tasmania’s Wild Forests - Forests are the Worlds’s Lungs
Protest in London, Saturday 13 October 2007 12noon at the Australian High Commission, Strand, London WC2B 4LA

Let Australia know the world is watching its planned new pulp mill.
This Tasmanian “World’s best practice” plant will:
• Consume 6 million tons of ancient old growth forest annually.
• Emit 10 million tons of CO2 a year and discharge 64,000 tons of toxic effluent into the sea, every day.

In Australia it is illegal to kill endangered species, yet this practice continues within forestry without fear of prosecution.
Tasmania only has 13% of its old growth forest left.
Licences have already been issued to reduce this to 6%.

Where to meet: 12noon at the Australian High Commission, Strand, London WC2B 4LA. (Nearest Tube: Temple)
Protest info: save_tassies_forests@yahoo.com
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

thanks Martin...will do what I can to spread the word, keep on keeping on.

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