SAVE

MASKED

OWLS

Save takayna / Tarkine

This Tasmanian Masked Owl above was photographed in the ancient rainforest valley where it lives and breeds, Tasmania’s takayna / Tarkine.

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Mining company MMG wants to destroy 285 hectares of rainforest in takayna / Tarkine and melaleuca forest to dump twenty five million cubic metres of toxic, acid-producing mine tailings.

Threatened is World Heritage value rainforests and critical breeding habitat for the Tasmanian Masked Owl.

This area is home to numerous endangered species, including the Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle, the Tasmanian Devil and the Spotted-tailed Quoll.

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Vulnerable to extinction, the Tasmanian Masked Owl is suffering from loss of its ancient forest habitats across the island. They rely on hollow bearing old trees for survival.

The owl, its life-partner and their kin will only survive if the proposed tailings waste dump is stopped.  There is still time

Our Foundation has held MMG's machinery back since December 2020, but the company is pushing ahead for federal environmental approvals.

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We have re-occupied the rainforest and established a tree village in the treetops. From our vigil camp in the canopy and on the forest floor we are inviting you to come and be in these amazing rainforests.

Take action for takayna

Sign the petition

Email Federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek and ask her to not approve the destruction of this amazing forest.

Join our vigil camp

From our vigil camp in the canopy and on the forest floor we are inviting you to come and be in these amazing rainforests.

Support our work

Become and earth defender and help fund direct action and resource our frontline forest actions.

STOP THE

WASTE DUMP

Tell Minister Plibersek to Protect Tarkine Rainforests

We need you to urge Federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek to use her powers under the Environment protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act to reject this proposal to destroy ancient wild forests and habitat for rare and endangered wildlife.

The proposed 140-hectare tailings dam in the takayna / Tarkine rainforests will be seventy times bigger than the Melbourne Cricket Ground. It will be filled with toxic, acid-leaching mine waste pumped over the Pieman River and into the rainforest.

The Federal Environment Minister has the power to reject this project. 

JOIN OUR

VIGIL CAMP

Join takayna's defenders back back in the threatened rainforest treetops.

From our vigil camp in the canopy and on the forest floor we are inviting you to come and be in these amazing rainforests.
 
We have started our preparations to defend the owls, devils and other wildlife that call this ecosystem home.
 
Come visit while it is intact.
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Latest images from takayna frontline action

Join us and bobbrownfoundation for a night of short films exploring the biodiversity of Tarkine/takayna and the community resistance against its destruction from mining. 

Location: Pivitonian Cinema, 4 Verner St, Sth Geelong. Vic.
Date & Time: Sunday February 12th, 2023, at 4:00pm. 
Price per ticket: $10.00
Book tickets online: Click our bio. 

Meet lead Campaigner and tree-climber Erik Hayward. Join us to help defend wild nature. 

#forest  #takaynatreevillage #takayna  #tasmania #Tarkine #bobbrownfoundation #xtmperformance #support #nature

Join us and bobbrownfoundation for a night of short films exploring the biodiversity of Tarkine/takayna and the community resistance against its destruction from mining.

Location: Pivitonian Cinema, 4 Verner St, Sth Geelong. Vic.
Date & Time: Sunday February 12th, 2023, at 4:00pm.
Price per ticket: $10.00
Book tickets online: Click our bio.

Meet lead Campaigner and tree-climber Erik Hayward. Join us to help defend wild nature.

#forest #takaynatreevillage #takayna #tasmania #Tarkine #bobbrownfoundation #xtmperformance #support #nature
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It’s not hard to get back into my daily life when it’s dedicated to this.

I’m back into the forests and it’s right where I want to be.

#takayna #takaynatreevillage

It’s not hard to get back into my daily life when it’s dedicated to this.

I’m back into the forests and it’s right where I want to be.

#takayna #takaynatreevillage
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In support of the bobbrownfoundation and their fight to save the threatened forests of the takayna (NW Tasmania) we are hosting a night of short films exploring the biodiversity of takayna and the community resistance against its destruction from mining. 

Location: Pivitonian Cinema, 4 Verner St, Sth Geelong. Vic.
Date & Time: Sunday February 12th, 2023, at 4:00pm. 
Price per ticket: $10.00
Tickets: Click our bio link to book tickets online. 

Meet lead Campaigner and tree-climber Erik Hayward. Join us to help defend wild nature. 

#forest  #takaynatreevillage #takayna  #tasmania #Tarkine #bobbrownfoundation #xtmperformance #support #nature

In support of the bobbrownfoundation and their fight to save the threatened forests of the takayna (NW Tasmania) we are hosting a night of short films exploring the biodiversity of takayna and the community resistance against its destruction from mining.

Location: Pivitonian Cinema, 4 Verner St, Sth Geelong. Vic.
Date & Time: Sunday February 12th, 2023, at 4:00pm.
Price per ticket: $10.00
Tickets: Click our bio link to book tickets online.

Meet lead Campaigner and tree-climber Erik Hayward. Join us to help defend wild nature.

#forest #takaynatreevillage #takayna #tasmania #Tarkine #bobbrownfoundation #xtmperformance #support #nature
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Day 18 of Tyto’s canopy occupation in takayna! 
Life in her canopy home is full of art, music and discovering the takayna forest in a whole new way as swift parrots fly over head, wedge tailed eagles circle above, masked owls screeching at night and black cockatoos nest in a tree right next door.
As Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek deliberates on whether to grant Chinese government-owned miner MMG permission to dump 25million cubic metres of toxic, heavy metals tailings waste into rainforest at McKimmie Creek, we have re-occupied the rainforest and established a tree village in the treetops. 

From our vigil camp in the canopy and on the forest floor we are inviting you to come and be in these amazing rainforests and visit while it is intact. 

We have started our preparations to defend the owls, devils and other wildlife that call this ecosystem home.

Join us. Get in touch by emailing lisa@bobbrown.org.au
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#takayna #tarkine #discovertasmania #bobbrownfoundation #rainforestprotection #treeclimbing #canopylife #rainforestcanopy #treevillage #environmentalprotection #takaynatreevillage #gallery #environment

Day 18 of Tyto’s canopy occupation in takayna!
Life in her canopy home is full of art, music and discovering the takayna forest in a whole new way as swift parrots fly over head, wedge tailed eagles circle above, masked owls screeching at night and black cockatoos nest in a tree right next door.
As Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek deliberates on whether to grant Chinese government-owned miner MMG permission to dump 25million cubic metres of toxic, heavy metals tailings waste into rainforest at McKimmie Creek, we have re-occupied the rainforest and established a tree village in the treetops.

From our vigil camp in the canopy and on the forest floor we are inviting you to come and be in these amazing rainforests and visit while it is intact. 

We have started our preparations to defend the owls, devils and other wildlife that call this ecosystem home.

Join us. Get in touch by emailing lisa@bobbrown.org.au
.
#takayna #tarkine #discovertasmania #bobbrownfoundation #rainforestprotection #treeclimbing #canopylife #rainforestcanopy #treevillage #environmentalprotection #takaynatreevillage #gallery #environment
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