Posts Tagged with "tasmania"

RAN: Big In Japan

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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RAN: Big In Japan

This October marks the sixth anniversary of the opening of Rainforest Action Network’s Japan office, spearheaded by our Tokyo-based, activist-ambassador Toyo Kawakami. Toyo began working for RAN in 2005, campaigning to convince large Japanese paper companies and retailers to stop buying wood chips linked to the destruction of Tasmania’s old growth forests sold by Australian [...]

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A Victory for Tasmania’s Forests

Friday, September 24, 2010


After years of clearcutting Tasmania’s ancient forests, Australian timber giant Gunns Limited broke ranks with Tasmania’s forest industry and stated that it will pull out of native forest logging altogether. On September 9th, at the Forest Industry Development Conference at Melbourne, Gunns announced that it will shift to a plantation-based business. Mr. L’Estrange, the new [...]

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More RAN antics in Tokyo

Thursday, June 14, 2007


An update from our Tasmanian Campaigner, David Lee: This past week, RAN Senior Campaigner Bill Barclay and I were in Tokyo, Japan, to help our Japanese staff host three forums focused upon the serious problems with old growth logging in Tasmania. Japanese paper companies purchase over 80 percent of the woodchips produced by Gunns Limited, [...]

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