Tassie forest activists shut down Weld Valley to loggers

Tasmania’s Logging onslaught in Weld Valley Halted
Media Release - 5th August 2009

“Today, 20 conservationists have established protest structures on all logging access routes to the Weld Valley, southern Tasmania. In a call for an urgent need to protect all of Tasmania's high conservation value forests, conservationists have erected two tree sits and a tripod. The current onslaught of logging in the Weld Valley's threatened forests is wildlife habitat destruction, contributing to climate change and the tragic loss of a large area of wild forests, ” Huon Valley Environment Centre’s Jenny Weber said.

“Conservationists have set up non violent forest defence structures on three logging access routes. The threatened wild forests of the Weld Valley have come under enormous pressure of late with seven areas of forest being logged, including forest adjacent to the World Heritage Area, forest on the banks of the Huon River and large tracts of old growth forest,” Jenny Weber said.