International Day of Forests. Protect NE Tas forests
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About the Event
Join Blue Derby Wild on International Day of Forests to stand up against the logging of north east Tasmania's native forests.
We will gather at the trail head of the iconic Blue Derby trails, that are currently being logged and from there proceed on
a Connectivity Corridor Convoy to go behind the scenery and PR buffer spin to forests currently being logged and those
threatened with logging in the coming year. The convoy and distances covered require a car, and a car with a bit of clearance, though 2WD is fine.
Join us in calling on Premier Peter Gutwein to halt logging of these forests in the hills surrounding Derby and the Blue Derby MTB trails. The Premier must stop destroying the natural assets that host the MTB trails that millions of tax payer dollars have been given to build. You can contact him at this link.
Every 21st March since 2012 has been designated as a UN observance called “International Day of Forests”. It was established by the UN General Assembly as a day to appreciate the importance of forests and of trees to our world and to raise awareness of the threat of runaway deforestation. Over 32 million acres of forests are lost with every passing year. This removes vital habitats for numerous plant and animal species, lowers carbon dioxide absorption and oxygen production, and increases the world’s collective carbon footprint. In fact, almost as much CO2 is emitted during deforestation efforts as is emmited by the world transportation industry.
RSVP to be the first in the know for how you can be part of standing up for our forests, our community and a future where we value our forests. Let's keep Blue Derby Wild!
All Blue Derby Wild events in the forests are dog free events. Be nice to wildlife and leave your dogs at home.