Media Alert: Forest protection message to be beamed around the world
Tomorrow will see actions happen in cities and towns across Australia and the world, calling on the corporate customers of Ta Ann to cease purchasing wood from Tasmanian forest destruction. The global 24 hours of action started today and culminates in a massive show of support tomorrow, with over 40 actions confirmed so far.
This global action builds on the action of conservationist Miranda Gibson, who has spent 65 days so far at the top of an old growth tree near the Styx Valley. Ms Gibson’s commitment to remain in the tree until the forest is protected has inspired people right across the world.
Ms Gibson will be bringing Tasmania’s forest protection message straight from the trees to the people of the world, using Skype to speak at action locations right across the globe. Actions will also include images of Tasmania’s forests projected onto buildings in prominent locations, music, street theatre and banners displays.
Miranda Gibson will speak to the media via a live internet feed at press conference on Parliament Lawns, Hobart, tomorrow at 12:30pm, joined by Jenny Weber from the Huon Valley Environment Centre.
“This next 24 hours will see people from right across the globe show their support for Tasmania’s globally iconic forests. The international community is sending a very clear message to the Japanese corporate customers of Ta Ann that the global market will not accept the destruction of high conservation value forest” said Ms Gibson.