At the height of the fog the other day, we dropped into see the Florentine Protestors camp on the way to the Gordon River and I must say that I was quite moved by their story.
They have been living there on and off for 3 years keeping the loggers at bay and living in the most harshest conditions. It was -1 Celsius the day we were there and they only had a small fire going to cook some food.
The first shot is of the base camp and the second one shows the result of what happens when the loggers get to Old Growth Forests and how decimated the forest becomes.
One of the protestors kindly showed me around and that is him looking up at a 200 year old fern tree which would definitely be history if the loggers get past these dedicated individuals. His name was Ti and he had been there on and off for about 3 months.
I really cannot see why we continue to stuff up this planet the way we do with such reckless abandon. I think this is just a small example of what is going on in places like Indonesia and the Amazon where greed and corruption are rife.
Well done to all those dedicated at Florentines who are trying to get the world to see what is really happening in these areas.