In this issue of TNPA News, we describe the history of Tasmania’s national park system, and note the centenary of one of Tasmania’s most famous parks, Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park, long known as ‘The Reserve’. It is apparent that tourism development issues date from the earliest debates on national parks, and two articles note disturbing current trends. But we also note the encouraging results of a national poll in which a significant majority opposed development in national parks.

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Cradle Mountain reflection. 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.