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Tree sitting activist breaks record

Posted by: 2UE | 10 July, 2012 - 1:33 PM
Conservationist Miranda Gibson has broken the tree sitting record

Environmental activist Miranda Gibson will set an Australian record for a tree-sitting protest today as she hits 209 days spent perched 60 metres above the ground in the Tyenna Valley in southern Tasmania.

Environmental group Still Wild Still Threatened says that betters the 208 days Manfred Stephens spent up a tree near Cairns in 1995.

The world record is regarded as the 738 days spent by Julia Hill in a California redwood forest between 1997-99.

Gibson, a high school teacher who turned 31 on Sunday, has been living on a suspended platform in a eucalypt since December 14.

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Blog comments Your Say

  • It's good to get a fresh way of looinkg at it.

    Musonda Tuesday 24 July, 2012 - 4:01 PM
  • @Louie. I second that.

    Robert Wednesday 11 July, 2012 - 11:58 AM
  • "high school teacher" huh! No wonder todays wet behind the ears kids are so green, dumbed down. I hope she stays up there with the bats.

    Louie Tuesday 10 July, 2012 - 4:01 PM

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