Hornbill Unleashed

June 26, 2013

Australia Buys Out Taib-Linked Logging Contract To Save Its Forests

Sarawak Report

Message that has finally started to get through – but Ta Ann is still logging in Tasmania

In a surprise development the Taib family company Ta Ann has accepted a multi-million pound settlement from the Australian Government, in order to give up major timber supplies in the state of Tasmania.

The move is a stunning vindication for environmental campaigners in the state, who have suffered vilification and arrests for protesting against the logging in Tasmania’s high conservation value forest areas.

However, it has highlighted serious questions as to why the Sarawak company was ever allowed such permits in the first place and why, despite the payment, Ta Ann is still being allowed to source wood from Tasmania’s threatened forests? (more…)

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