In June 2018, Patagonia launched its film takayna about a region of north-western Tasmania, home to one of the last undisturbed tracts of ancient rainforest in the world. It also boasts one of the highest concentrations of Aboriginal cultural heritage in the southern hemisphere.

In conjunction with the film, Patagonia also launched a petition calling for the Tasmanian Premier to nominate the Tarkine on the World Heritage list to protect this wild place from destructive logging and mining practices. So far, over 218,000 people from around the world have signed the petition but the fight isn’t over. Patagonia’s goal is to reach a quarter of a million by the end of November so please watch the film and share the petition with your family and friends.




“What if running could save a rainforest?”

This is the question that Patagonia is widely posing to its global community as they explore the ominous future of the Tarkine region (takayna) in northwestern Tasmania; a region that is home to one of the last undisturbed tracts of Gondwanan rainforest in the world and one of the highest concentrations of Aboriginal archaeology in the hemisphere. The area is a crucial habitat for sixty of Tasmania’s rare and endangered species including the Tasmanian giant freshwater crayfish, the Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagle and the iconic Tasmanian devil.


Patagonia’s film Takayna is has toured around Australia, and is now available to watch in full here:


We encourage you to join the movement by educating yourself, sharing the story with your friends, families, adventure crews, and larger communities. If you would like to learn more about Patagonia’s project, head to our blog from back in May where you’ll find some more info! Click below for more:




#ExperienceIsEverything | #Paddy Pallin 

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