The Tasmanian National Parks Association (TNPA) is a non-profit, non-government organisation committed to the protection of Tasmania’s national parks and reserved lands. We aim to give park users a voice and involve the community in matters affecting these important and invaluable areas.
We seek to preserve and expand Tasmania’s national park system, and to ensure appropriate management of their natural and cultural values in the long term interests of conservation.
World Heritage status implies the highest possible level of protection but threats to the wild character and integrity of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area persist.
The Tasmanian Government’s policy of ‘unlocking our national parks’ with minimal opportunity for public scrutiny of proposed developments is a a major threat to the integrity of our parks and reserves.
Poor planning and inappropriate development in Tasmania’s national parks is not restricted to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
The protection of wild character and the opportunity for visitors to experience wilderness underpins a great deal of our work.
There is a long history of attempts to achieve environmentally-sustainable management of Tasmanian walking tracks and their use by walkers.
Donate to the Tasmanian National Parks Association today and help us drive better parks management.