The TNPA has a number of serious concerns with the proposal to create a new authority to manage Tasmania’s parks and reserves. These arise primarily out of a concern that the new management structure will not provide an effective management entity for Tasmania’s extensive and high conservation value parks and reserves. At the heart of this is a need for such an entity to have a greater level of independence than the current structure has.

Horseshoe Falls and tree fern fronds, Mt Field National Park. Photo: Grant Dixon

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.