Publications

/Publications
Publications 2017-11-16T04:35:33+00:00

News & Media Releases

Current or topical items related to our ongoing campaigns.

Tasmanian state election update

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.

  • TNPA walkers on South Wellington. Photo: Catharine Errey

Autumn Walks program 2018

Our annual Autumn Walks program is out for 2018, offering experiences to suit all levels of ability and experience.

  • Surveyors Cove hut, Three Capes Track, the largest infrastructure complex ever built in a remote Tasmanian park. Photo: Rob Blakers

MEDIA RELEASE – Manifesto for State Election 2018

The TNPA calls for an immediate end to the call for Expressions of Interest for Tourism Opportunities on Reserved Land, a statutory, open and transparent process to control development on reserved land, and additional funding for reserve management to address the chronic under-funding of the Parks and Wildlife Service and Wellington Park Management Trust.

  • Lake Geeves, Eastern Arthur Range, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Photo: Grant Dixon

The Geeves Effect – another attack on wilderness

The Geeves Effect is based around a proposal to construct a high grade walking track and associated accommodation in the vicinity of the iconic Federation Peak, within the wildest part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Load More Posts

Our Newsletter

Our newsletter is published twice a year. It aims to provide informative articles on issues related to national parks and other reserves, as well as updates on our activities and campaigns. Below are links to recent issues.

  • Organ Pipes at sunrise, Mt Wellington. Photo: Michael Roberts

Newsletter No 25 – Spring 2017

A theme common to a number of articles in this issue of TNPA News is that Tasmania is being ‘loved to death’. But maybe ‘love’ is not the appropriate word, ‘visited to death’ would be more apt, for ‘love’ implies care.

  • South Cape Bay, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Photo: Michael Roberts

Newsletter No 24 – Summer 2017

The theme of most articles in this edition of our newsletter is again the lack of adequate long-term planning and/or resources to facilitate this.

  • Giant Swamp Gum, Mt Field National Park. Photo: Mark Clemens

Newsletter No 23 – Winter 2016

This edition of our newsletter celebrates, in words and pictures, the centenary of the declaration of Mt Field National Park, Tasmania's first national park, in 1916.

Reports & Submissions

We make formal and informal representations on a range of issues concerning national park and reserve management and also prepare periodic reports on related subjects. Below are links to some recent reports and submissions.

  • Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem National Park. Photo: Lyndsey Evans

Proposed tourist development at Lake Malbena

With the recent referral of this development proposal to the Federal Minister for consideration under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act, the full scale of this proposed development has been revealed.

  • Wilderness rainforest in the Tarkine region. Photo: Grant Dixon

Wilderness in the Tarkine region

Large tracts of high quality wilderness still exist in the Tarkine region and constitute the core of a proposed national park.

  • 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

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.

The Tasmanian National Parks Association offers an independent voice for Tasmania’s national parks and reserves, to ensure they are managed for the conservation of the values for which they were proclaimed.