The campaign to halt Ta Ann's destruction of Tasmania's forests, working in solidarity with the people of Sarawak, is intensifying. A number of environmental groups are actively working to defend the wild forests and the native animals which dwell in them, help us to defend the forests, the endangered animals and the indigenous people from these marauding loggers.
Join the cyber campaign to protect Tasmania's forests at http://www.taann.net
Support Miranda Gibson who is siting high atop a giant eucalyptus in a forests that mark for destruction to feed Ta Ann's mills. You can read her story and daily blogs here: http://observertree.org
Ta Ann in Tasmania
In 2006 Ta Ann were given $10.3 million dollars of Federal government subsidies to establish two log peeling plants in Tasmania. Ta Ann market their products as 'eco-ply' and 'eco-message flooring' despite being involved in the wholesale destruction of old growth and High Conservation Value (HCV) forests for their plywood.
One Tasmanian NGO documented more than 88 logging areas which were destroyed for Ta Ann between 2008-2011 all of these areas were defined as HCV by major environmental groups in the state. Ta Ann chairman, Datuk Hamed Sepawi told Tasmanian media in 2006 that hardwood here in Tasmania was being sold to Ta Ann cheaper than what they could buy it in Malaysia or Indonesia (Hobart Mercury 8/11/08). Ta Ann's large voume of wood for its 20yr contracts means it is now the main driver for the loss of Tasmania's native forests.