Over the Easter weekend, Scott and Trudi Bird took part in Tarkine in Motion 2017, organised by the Bob Brown Foundation. They were based at the Frankland River camp and were fortunate to spend time with campaign manager Jenny Weber, who explains the purpose of the event well in excerpts from a recent press release shown below:
“Our aim with Tarkine in Motion is to take artists into the place and experience its beauty, while also raising awareness of the threat by logging, mining and off-road vehicle damage to the natural and cultural values. Further to this, our goal is to use art in a challenging and inspiring way to raise the alarm that the Tarkine is threatened and inspire support for the region’s protection as a National Park, world heritage listed and returned to Aboriginal ownership.
“New aerial footage of the threatened ancient forests in Frankland River was captured over the weekend by Trudi Bird, showing the breathtaking beauty and rarity of these imminently threatened forests. Our campaign to protect these forests continue as we occupy the forests with a conservation camp and call on the Tasmanian and Australian Government to halt any proposed logging while these forests are still standing,” Jenny Weber