Today a group of conservationists have gathered at the Hobart port, where a ship is currently loading native forest veneer for export overseas. Holding a banner calling for an end to native forest destruction, the group are standing in solidarity with conservationists from New South Wales and Victoria who are today halting the loading of a woodchip ship in Eden.
“From the veneer ships in Tasmania to the woodchip ships exporting the forests of New South Wales and Victoria, conservationists are today taking a stand against the chain of forest destruction” said Miranda Gibson, spokesperson for Still Wild Still Threatened.
In Eden (New South Wales) two people are risking arrest, locking themselves to the woodchip conveyor in order to stop loading of the woodchip vessel. This action is part of Fearless Summer, a national collaboration between grassroots forest groups from around Australia.