Report

The wilderness character of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area is a fundamental underpinning to the area’s World Heritage and other values.

The Tasmanian government’s 2014 Draft TWWHA Management Plan was widely criticised for downplaying the wilderness values of the TWWHA and for greenlighting developments that could substantially damage those values.

A background paper was prepared by eNGOs for the UNESCO Reactive Monitoring Mission visit to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) investigating this controversy.

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

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