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Environmental Issues
huon valley grove of the giants

Huon Valley Grove of the Giants

UPDATE July: It seems the Grove of the Giants is off the chopping block! Click here for the story on ABC. This grove is spared, but plenty of others aren’t. But good news is good news 🙂 Recently I took a visit to the Huon Valley Grove of the Giants which is a stunning patch...Read More
The Centurion Tree tasmania

The Centurion Tree

I am a big fan of big trees, and recently made my way out to the biggest of the big trees (or at least the tallest!) – the Centurion Tree. The Centurion Tree is 100 metres high and is Australia’s tallest tree. According to Wikipedia it is also the third tallest in the world, behind...Read More
tarkine que rainforest logging tasmania

Logging and the Election

At the risk of sounding political – well, there is an election this weekend here in Tasmania – I am sharing these photos of magnificent rainforest in the Tarkine. This particular area, along the Que River, contains massive old myrtle trees, giant ferns and fabulous fungi. There is no question of the forests age, beauty...Read More

Climate Change – Please Take Action

I would like to ask you – whether you are a regular or a first time visitor to my site to please support the motion being proposed by Zali Steggall MP to force the Australian parliament to establish a Climate Change Act and start treating the climate issue as the serious emergency that it is....Read More

Tasmanian bushfires Jan 2019

Tasmania has been experiencing some terrible bushfires this summer. Bushfires are of course nothing new or even unusual in the Australian bush however it is incredibly sad that fragile alpine ecosystems and rainforests are slowly starting to succumb to a warming climate. Just as the Great Barrier Reef seems to be on the way out,...Read More

Tarkine in Motion

The Tarkine in Motion exhibition is now on at Hobart’s famous Long Gallery in Salamanca. For full details visit the exhibition page on the Salamanca Arts Centre website. This exhibition is a collaboration of many artists including photographers, painters, videographers, performance artists and jewellery/craft. The exhibition was made possible with the support of the Bob...Read More

“Leave nothing but footprints”

The familiar saying when visiting national parks and world heritage listed areas of natural beauty has always been “Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints”, but does this saying still hold up today with the explosion in popularity of landscape photography? Can our fragile natural environments handle the footprints of thousands and thousands of...Read More

Tasmanian forest rally June 14 2014

Saturday June 14 2014 marked the return to Hobart of the Tasmanian forest rally – something many had hoped might be a thing of the past after years of negotiations between the Forestry Industry, environmental groups and unions struck an agreement between conservation and industrial harvesting in Tasmania’s old-growth/high conservation value forests last year. The...Read More