Offering a scholarly perspective on the definition of wilderness, this publication appraises the effectiveness of existing definitions and recommends a definition that focuses on experiential as well as ecological values.
Development on reserved land requires an assessment process that is statutory, open and transparent, and provides for public comment and appeal rights.
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.
It is possible that the marketing will win out and the Three Capes Track will become a popular iconic walking experience but a more probable future is envisaged.
The release of the 2014 Draft Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan has realised the our worst fears, including a clear aim to increase commercial tourism access to, and development of, the TWWHA.
Our aim is responsible long-term management of Tasmania's natural and cultural resources, which will place Tasmania in the forefront of environmental conservation and sustainable management.