Underlying most of the articles in this issue of TNPA News is the theme of the longstanding and ongoing struggle between those who strive to protect what is unique and special about Tasmania – its natural and cultural values and its way of life – and those who see in our wild places only opportunities for attaining personal wealth and/or power.

There is also the struggle between those who look long-term, wanting future generations to experience and enjoy this island as we are able to do – and those who are focused only on short-term gain, for themselves or for their cronies.

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Highland forest, 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.