Protection from pests, weeds & diseases

Biosecurity concerns the protection of the environment, including national parks and reserves, from the negative impacts of pests, diseases and weeds. To date, TNPA has been an advocate for the eradication (rabbits, rodents, etc) on sub-antarctic Macquarie Island, the control and management of feral deer, and the effective management of the actual and potential impacts of pests, diseases and weeds.

Phytophthora washdown station, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area


  • The Pelion Plains in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Part of the iconic Overland Track. Photo: Grant Dixon

Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area encompasses 1.6 million hectares of Tasmanian’s southwest and central highlands. Its World Heritage status implies the highest possible level of protection but pro-development governments mean threats to the area’s integrity and wild character persist.

  • Painted Cliffs, Maria Island National Park. Photo: Grant Dixon

National Park & Reserve Management

Poor planning and inappropriate development in Tasmania’s national parks and reserves is not restricted to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

  • Waterfall Valley, Cradle Mountain - Lk S Clair National Park. Photo: Gaant Dixon

Tourism & Park Planning

The Tasmanian Government's policy of 'unlocking our national parks' with minimal opportunity for public scrutiny of proposed developments is a a major threat to the integrity of our parks and reserves.

  • Bushwalker above Lake Judd, Southwest National Park. Photo: Grant Dixon.

Recreation Management

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.

  • Western Arthur Range in the Southwest National Park. Photo: Geoff Dixon


The protection of wild character and managing the opportunity for visitors to experience wilderness underpins a great deal of our work.

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.

2023-09-01T04:41:16+00:00October 6th, 2021|
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