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East Gippsland old growth forest blockade continues for second week

The following update comes from Goongerah Environment Centre (GECO).

Conservationists are continuing to blockade an old growth forest logging operation at Granite Mountain in remote East Gippsland today. The blockade was established on Monday January 22nd, and has halted logging in the contentious area for seven consecutive days. Fifteen people are maintaining a presence on the site today, one person is positioned in a hammock suspended from a tripod structure that is blocking the access road to logging operation.
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review: Old Growth. Australia’s remaining ancient forests

This book was published in 2009 and is a wonderful and evocative appreciation for old growth in Australia – in all it’s forms, including alpine trees across Tasmania and the Australian Alps.

Image: Peter McConchie

It brings together the work of 16 photographers in a beautifully presented book, drawn together by Mornington Peninsula-based photographer Peter McConchie.

A review can be found here.

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