Wilderness Acts protect wild country in several jurisdictions around the world

Whether such Wilderness Acts afford greater protection to a designated wilderness area remains uncertain, but unlike the changes to statutory management plans (like that for the TWWHA) there may be a need for greater public and parliamentary scrutiny for changes under a legislated Act.

Dawn cloud, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. 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.