Andrew Darby

Andrew Darby

Andrew Darby is the Hobart correspondent for Fairfax Media. His focus is on Australia's interests south of 40 Degrees South - Tasmania, the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. He is the author of the internationally published Harpoon: Into the Heart of Whaling

Bob Brown to lead Sea Shepherd

Andrew Darby The former Greens leader will be at the helm of this season's Antarctic campaign against Japanese whalers.

Bob Brown lauds next generation

Andrew Darby Bob Brown has underscored his shift from Greens leader to environmental father-figure with the awarding of a series of eponymous prizes to young leaders in the movement.

UNESCO rejects 'feeble' Abbott government bid to wind back protection of Tasmanian forests

Members of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community looking over forests in the Florentine Valley in southern Tasmania.

Andrew Darby World Heritage Committee took just seven minutes to summarily dismiss the Abbott government's bid to wind back protection from Tasmanian forests.

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Activitists on tail of fleeing Japanese whaling ship

MINKES AWAIT PROCESSING ON JAPANESE FACTORY SHIP NISSHIN MARU.

Andrew Darby Activist ships were clinging grimly to the wake of the Japanese factory ship, Nisshin Maru, after it was caught butchering minke whales in the Antarctic.

Historic conservation deal offers peace for Tasmania

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Andrew Darby Federal and Tasmanian governments swing in behind state's landmark forests peace deal.

Anti-whaling skipper poses problem over arrest notice

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Captain Paul Watson rejoins the SSS Steve Irwin to command the 
Sea Shepherd fleet during Operation Zero Tolerance

Andrew Darby A DIPLOMATIC headache is developing for the federal government as ground is laid for the wanted Sea Shepherd leader, Paul Watson, to come ashore in Australia.

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Brown joins anti-whalers

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Andrew Darby Former Greens leader Bob Brown has been appointed a director of Sea Shepherd Australia in a bid to ensure the safety of the anti-whaling group's leader, Paul Watson.

The river runs free and wild

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Andrew Darby The shaggy tea-trees on Rock Island are still there: exactly the same trees, little changed in a generation.

Tasmania's old growth forests win heritage protection

In contrast to denser rainforests that are hard to move through, the Tarkine has a tall, cathedrallike canopy that towers over the open spaces below.
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Andrew Darby After decades of conflict, Tasmania's old growth forests have won protection on the World Heritage list.

Conservationists win Tarkine legal battle

'[Tarkine] ranges from wild, windswept beaches through extensive buttongrass plains with stunning vistas to impressive rainforests.'

Andrew Darby Conservationists in Tasmania have won a Federal Court action overthrowing the approval by former environment minister Tony Burke of a controversial mine in the Tarkine region.

Gunns boss accused of inside trade

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Andrew Darby and Lucy Battersby Former Gunns Limited boss John Gay charged with insider trading after selling millions of dollars worth of shares before a major slump in the timber company's share price.

Green is the new Brown as businessman takes vacancy

Press conference to announce  Peter Whish-Wilson  as the new Greens Senator to replace Bob Brown.

Andrew Darby Greens leader Christine Milne has won internal backing to broaden the party's appeal with the choice of a moderate businessman to replace the retiring Senator Bob Brown.