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February 8, 2014

New Twitter Alert! Old-Growth Forests in Tasmania's World Heritage Area Again Threatened

Clearcut industrial logging of Butlers Grove Tasmanian old-growth for Malaysian plywoodTAKE ACTION to protect Tasmania’s old-growth temperate rainforests

NEW!! Protests can now be sent through Twitter as well as with emails. The alert contains simple instructions to install the “Earth Action Network Twitter App” in Twitter. Please do so, as this makes our protests much harder to block and ignore. We have been working on first of its kind Twitter protest capabilities for months, please help us test it, and support with donations to protect Earth’s old-growth forests at http://www.rainforestportal.org/shared/donate/ as EcoInternet is back!

Only a year ago together EcoInternet and you participated in successful protests to end industrial clearcut logging in 170,000 hectares of Tasmania, Australia’s old-growth temperate rainforests; as vital intact ecosystems including Butlers Gorge; and the Florentine, Weld and Styx valleys, were added to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Now Australia’s ecologically challenged federal government – led by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot, who famously stated “climate change is crap” – is reneging on these commitments, in an unprecedented move pushing to remove 74,000 hectares from World Heritage Area protection. We need your help to once again call on the Australian government to honor their international obligations and protect Tasmania’s World Heritage old-growth temperate rainforests from industrial destruction. Tasmanian, Australian, and global ecosystem sustainability depend upon doing so.

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