What Value a Rainforest- A takayna Presentation

What Value a Rainforest- a takayna presentation
Wednesday 25 May 7:30pm- 9.00pm
A FREE TALK by Wild Island Tasmania with thanks to the following speakers:
Charley Gros, Kasey McNamara, Erik Hayward and Rob Blakers

You may have seen takayna increasingly in the news lately? Or maybe you’ve been following from the beginning? Wild Island is hosting an information session about what makes takayna so special. Why and how takayna is under threat. And why, most importantly it needs protection.

Rob Blakers will talk about the takayna temperate rainforest, Australia’s largest, and particularly the Wilson valley, that supports the greatest untouched extent of Huon pine that remains in Tasmania. This extraordinary forest highlights the values that underpin our environmental laws.

Within the takayna old-growth forests lives the Endangered Tasmanian Masked Owl, whose population is estimated to comprise just 500 breeding pairs. The Owl occupies permanent territory and depends on the hollows of old trees for nesting. Environmental scientist Kasey McNamara and ecologist Charley Gros spent the winter months of 2021 monitoring Owls at McKimmie Creek, proposed site for a mining tailings dam. They will outline the results of their research, the threat from the dam and discuss alternatives.

There is something we can do, and Erik Hayward from the Bob Brown Foundation will be here to answer any questions on their campaign.

All are welcome to this important and informative event. To protect our most vulnerable community members, we ask that all in attendance wear a mask.

Wednesday 25 May 7:30pm- 9.00pm
Talk to take place at Wild Island Gallery, Shop 8, 33 Salamanca Place, Hobart.



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