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.
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.
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.
We reinforce public values, concerns and criticisms to policy makers and managers, while promoting conservation awareness.