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What can I do?

2013 is a critical year for the Tarkine.

There’s lots you can do to help. You can:

  • visit the area yourself and encourage local tourism businesses to get behind the campaign,
  • get involved by joining the Tarkine National Coalition,
  • donate money to the campaign – donations of $2 or more to the Tarkine Fund are tax deductable,
  • form a Tarkine support group,
  • write a letter to the editor,

If you are a voter in the 2013 Federal Election, or 2014 Tasmanian State Election, please consider:

  • telling your candidates that you support a jobs rich Tarkine National Park
  • only supporting candidates that support the creation of a Tarkine National Park.

Anything you can do to help, no matter how big or small, future generations will thank you.

 

A refuge for the Devil

The Tarkine is the home to the last disease free population of the Tasmanian Devil. The Tasmanaian Devil is being pushed to extinction by the fatal Devil Facial Tumour Disease. This disease has been estimated to have killed 80% of the Tasmanian Devil population in the past decade. As such the habitat of the Tarkine is critical to survival of this iconic species in the wild. Threats such as mining, logging and roading place the future of the Devil at risk.

Ten new mines for the Tarkine?

There are now ten new mines proposed for the Tarkine over the next five years, and the campaign to prevent this onslaught of destruction is heating up. Nine of these mines are Pilbara style open cut mines. The first two companies to submit for permits are Venture Minerals for their three proposed tin and iron ore mines at Mt Lindsay, and Shree Minerals for their proposed Nelson Bay River iron ore mine.