Wondering where the major political parties stand when it comes to protecting Tasmania's national parks ahead of the 2018 state election? Read our latest assessment.
Tasmania is one on the most highly regarded bushwalking areas in Australia and there is a long history of attempts to achieve the sustainable management of walking tracks and their use by walkers.
This was the largest single development ever constructed within a national park in Tasmania. The style of development, planning process, environmental impact and the scale of construction all left much to be desired.
Conservation reserves total some 42% of the state's land area but many are not secure from various threats, and there are a wide range of other management and development issues of concern.
Avid bushwalker and ultra-marathon trail runner Jen Brown fears over-commercialisation of the World Heritage Area would have dire consequences for our parks and tourism.
The stated reason for the proposed changes to the 2011 Management Plan is to facilitate an Expression of Interest proposal for a tourism venture centred on Tasman Island.