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News & Media Releases

Current or topical items related to our ongoing campaigns.

  • Tasman Island, Tasman National Park. Photo: Nick Sawyer

More new tourism operations in parks

Three more new tourism operations in parks on Tasmania's east coast have been approved without any public scrutiny via the secretive Expressions of Interest process.

  • The Hazards, Freycinet National Park. Photo: Grant Dixon

Draft Freycinet Master Plan 2018

Planning should start with consideration of the experience to be provided for visitors and the options available to achieve this. Serious consideration must be given to options beyond simply upgrading infrastructure to cope with ever increasing visitor numbers.

  • Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem National Park. Photo: Lyndsey Evans

Proposed tourist development at Lake Malbena

With the referral of this development proposal to the Federal Minister for consideration under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act, the full scale of this proposed development has been revealed.

Tasmanian state election update

Wondering where the major political parties stand when it comes to protecting Tasmania's national parks ahead of the 2018 state election? Read our latest assessment.

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Our Newsletter

Our newsletter is published twice a year. It aims to provide informative articles on issues related to national parks and other reserves, as well as updates on our activities and campaigns. Below are links to recent issues.

  • South Cape Bay, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Photo: Michael Roberts

Newsletter No 24 – Summer 2017

The theme of most articles in this edition of our newsletter is again the lack of adequate long-term planning and/or resources to facilitate this.

  • Giant Swamp Gum, Mt Field National Park. Photo: Mark Clemens

Newsletter No 23 – Winter 2016

This edition of our newsletter celebrates, in words and pictures, the centenary of the declaration of Mt Field National Park, Tasmania's first national park, in 1916.

  • Giblin River bushfire, southwest Tasmania, Jan 2013. Fire started by lightning. Note that the fire has largely burned buttongrass but in places has burned right up onto the mountain range. Photo: Adrian Pyrke

Newsletter No 22 – Summer 2016

Many of the articles in this edition of our newsletter indicate the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service is being prevented from carrying out its core responsibilities.

Reports & Submissions

We make formal and informal representations on a range of issues concerning national park and reserve management and also prepare periodic reports on related subjects. Below are links to some recent reports and submissions.

  • Dove Lake carpark from Marions Lookout, Cradle Mountain. Photo: Nick Sawyer

Dove Lake Viewing Shelter draft Development Proposal & EIS

No clear rationale for the proposed viewing shelter has been presented and it comprises one relatively minor component of the Cradle Mountain Master Plan without there having been any opportunity to express an opinion on the merits or otherwise of the overarching plan.

Refining the Definition of Wilderness

Offering a scholarly perspective on the definition of wilderness, this publication appraises the effectiveness of existing definitions and recommends a definition that focuses on experiential as well as ecological values.

  • The Hazards, Freycinet National Park. Photo: Grant Dixon

Draft Freycinet Master Plan 2018

Planning should start with consideration of the experience to be provided for visitors and the options available to achieve this. Serious consideration must be given to options beyond simply upgrading infrastructure to cope with ever increasing visitor numbers.

  • Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem National Park. Photo: Lyndsey Evans

Proposed tourist development at Lake Malbena

With the referral of this development proposal to the Federal Minister for consideration under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act, the full scale of this proposed development has been revealed.

  • Wilderness rainforest in the Tarkine region. Photo: Grant Dixon

Wilderness in the Tarkine region

Large tracts of high quality wilderness still exist in the Tarkine region and constitute the core of a proposed national park.

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.