Media Alert: Tasmanian tree sit breaks Australian record tomorrow
Tomorrow, conservationist Miranda Gibson will break the Australian record for the longest time spent continuously in a tree sit. Miranda, spokesperson for grassroots group Still Wild Still Threatened, has been perched at the top of a eucalypt tree in Tasmania since December 14th 2011, in an area of forest under threat from logging.
Miranda is set to break the record tomorrow when she reaches 209 days atop the platform known as The Observer Tree. The previous record holder was Manfred Stephens, who spent 208 days in a tree sit near Cairns in 1995.
This milestone comes at a time when environment and industry groups are in their last weeks of negotiation, with a final chance to seal a deal for forest protection under the Intergovernmental Agreement by July 23rd 2012.