TN103 Australian conservationist Miranda Gibson


A conversation with Miranda Gibson, an Australian conservationist who is protesting – in a unique and remarkable way – the clearcut felling of Tasmania’s old growth eucalypt rainforests. On the 14th of December 2011 Miranda climbed a rope to the top of a tree on the slopes of Mount Mueller in Southwest Tasmania and vowed to stay there until the forest was protected: which means that on the 19th November 2012, the day this podcast was recorded, she had already spent 340 days 60m above ground…

Disclaimer: This podcast has been produced by Talking Naturally to support conservation.No fees were charged or accepted by myself or Talking Naturally for making this podcast.




You are invited to the Observer Tree event of the year!! Please join me on December 14th to celebrate my anniversary in the tree. That’s right…one year in the tree! And to celebrate we’re having a global cyber event – Anyone with internet access can join the party! Eventbrite - Observer Tree Day 365- Streams Live It’s easy! Here’s how:

  1. On Dec 14th get a group of friends together.
  2. Visit this website and watch live stream as I talk to the world from the tree tops. You can even send in comments and questions for me! As well as hear from guest speakers live streaming from around the world.
  3. Sign the virtual guest book! Post your comments, pictures, and videos – Tell the world why you want to see forests protected.
  4. Our livestream will be integrated with facebook and twitter, so you can use your social networks to spread the word.

Click here to register.


You can join in as an individual, with a group of friends, or host your own public event. Let us know what you’re planning when you register and if your event is public, we’ll promote it for you!

Or attend one of these free public events:

Hobart- Hellenic Hall, North Hobart from 6pm onwards. Guest speakers, live music, food and drinks.

Brisbane- Turnstyle Community Hub, 10 Laura St, Highgate Hill

Melbourne – State Library Steps from 6pm.

More to be announced.

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Passionate about animal welfare and conservation, veggie and dairy-free, I live in the Wiltshire (UK) countryside. I co-founded Birders Against Wildlife Crime and Birds Korea. Trustee of the League against Cruel Sports On Twitter @charliemoores

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