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  • Highland rainforest stream, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Photo: Grant Dixon.

TWWHA values, boundary & monitoring

2017-08-25T07:42:47+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|

There has been considerable documentation of World Heritage and other values but monitoring of their condition is inadequate and a TWWHA boundary that both includes all important values and facilitates effective management of these has yet to be achieved.

  • Ketchum Bay, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Photo: Grant Dixon

TWWHA management since 2016

2018-04-23T05:08:07+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|

The final Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan, released in December 2016, still contains many failings and deficiencies and we envisage ongoing campaigns to protect the area's values and integrity as a result.

Cradle Mountain Master Plan

2017-08-24T11:33:23+00:00 August 14th, 2017|

In its haste to get work started on new facilities at Cradle Mountain, the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service is minimising public scrutiny and allowing some of the tourism industry’s inappropriate ideas.

  • Munro Cabin under construction, Three Capes Track. Photo: Nick Sawyer

Planning Matters Alliance Tasmania

2018-02-15T23:32:23+00:00 July 7th, 2017|

The Planning Matters Alliance Tasmania (PMAT) is a new alliance of community groups from across Tasmania united with a common concern over the weakening of the state’s planning rules.

  • Giblin River bushfire, southwest Tasmania, Jan 2013. Fire started by lightning. Note that the fire has largely burned buttongrass but in places has burned right up onto the mountain range. Photo: Adrian Pyrke

Fire in the Wilderness

2017-08-22T13:26:20+00:00 December 15th, 2016|

The bushfire situation in the TWWHA has worsened significantly in the last 40 years. Effective fire management depends on a range of risk management actions, none of which on their own provides a complete solution.