Key Tasmanian campaign partners on the Ta Ann campaign were recognised in the inaugural Bob Brown Foundation awards announced today.

Jenny Weber, long-time volunteer of the Huon Valley Environment Centre was named Environmentalist of the Year.

Miranda Gibson of Still Wild Still Threatened, who is spending her 9th month perched in the Observer Tree inside threatened forest, received the Award for Courage.

Markets for Change, which works with these local groups in Tasmania, believe this is well deserved recognition for the stalwart efforts of these remarkable young women and the organizations they represent. They have both shown extraordinary dedication in the campaign to secure protection for the magnificent forests of Tasmania and incredible courage in the face of challenging circumstances.

A coordinated effort by forestry industry groups to vilify them, the groups they represent, and their campaigns, shows the industry is rattled by the effectiveness of market campaigns which bring the truth to customers and puncture misleading spin about the product of forest destruction, such as that sold by Ta Ann.

You can also stand up for the forests and alongside Jenny and Miranda by taking action HERE.

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