Old Growth - The Florentine > by Being Films

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A short film about the ongoing situation of old growth logging in the upper Florentine forest in Tasmania.

Shot in the summer of 2009 by Darius Devas from Being Films

From the Wilderness Society's website: "Tasmania has one of the world’s great temperate wilderness areas. It contains jagged mountains, sub-alpine plateaux, a wild coast with pristine beaches, lagoons and rugged headlands, gorges carved by wild rivers, rainforests, and substantial tracts of primeval eucalypt forests. Large tracts are protected within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area or adjacent National Parks, yet Tasmania’s wilderness is also under enormous threat. Logging is penetrating previously remote and natural valleys. In northern and eastern Tasmania, remnant forests form crucial habitat for threatened species such as the Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagle. A massive proposed pulp mill would double the rate of logging in Tasmania."

For more information on Tasmania's ongoing struggle to protect the Florentine and other old growth forests, go to The Wilderness Society website, or visit the Camp Florentine home on the web at  Still Wild, Still Threatened.