Global Action to Defend World Heritage
Friday, June 13, 2014 at 5:00 PM - Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 5:00 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
48 Hours of actions
In your homes & towns worldwide
In just a few weeks the World Heritage Committee will decide the fate of two of Australia's most precious and iconic environments, Tasmania's ancient forests and the Great Barrier Reef.
From June 13- 15th, join thousands of others around the world standing up to defend World Heritage.
JOIN THE GLOBAL ACTION
TO DEFEND WORLD HERITAGE
The Observer Tree, The Bob Brown Foundation and The Australian Marine Conservation Society are co-ordinating an international action on June 13-15th. It's easy to join in at home, school, work, or in your community, anywhere around the world.
Here’s how to take part.
Plan to get together sometime between June 13- 15th (invite your friends around for dinner, have a morning tea at your workplace or school, organise an event at your university, local hall or cinema or simply join us online)
At your event, watch 30 mins of short films about defending our World Heritage, which we will provide.
Get everyone to join the online action.
Take a photo of yourselves with a sign
Upload the photo to our social media site.
We’ll do the rest to ensure your voices join thousands of others around the globe.
Many of you helped with the successful campaign to ensure some of Tasmania's most spectacular forests were finally protected as World Heritage in 2013.
Now less than a year later, the Australian Government is taking an unprecedented action: attempting to remove 74,000 hectares of forest out of the World Heritage Area, opening them up for destruction. If the government is successful, it sets a chilling international precedent that threatens the very integrity of World Heritage everywhere.
For more information on the World Heritage Campaign visit:
www.bobbrown.org.au and www.observertree.org
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the natural wonders of the world. But it is under threat from the most widespread, rapid and damaging set of industrial developments in Queensland’s history. The Queensland Government is fast-tracking mega port developments, dredging and dumping of millions of tonnes of seabed and rock, and encouraging a shipping superhighway. The Australian Government has approved the world’s biggest coal port at Abbot Point, 50 km from the Whitsunday Islands.
In 2013 the World Heritage Committee warned that without urgent management improvements, the Great Barrier Reef could land on its List of World Heritage in Danger. At the June meeting in Doha the World Heritage Committee will vote on the future of the reef. The Australian Marine Conservation Society is urging Australian governments to strengthen protection for the Great Barrier Reef ahead of the World Heritage Committee’s major annual meeting.
For more information on the Fight for the Reef campaign visit: http://fightforthereef.org.au/
Join us and Take Action for World Heritage!
Register online and we can send you an action kit with everything you need to get started.
Feel free to contact us with any questions big or small:
Thanks for your support. Together, we’ll make sure that our World Heritage stays protected forever.
The Observer Tree and Bob Brown Foundation and The Australian Marine Conservation Society