Keep in touch

We encourage anyone concerned with maintaining the natural and cultural heritage of Tasmania’s national parks and reserves for present and future generations to keep in touch by subscribing to our free email newsletters and updates.

You will receive:

  • Regular email newsletters (the Buttongrass Bulletin) with information about issues relevant to our parks and their management.

  • Invitations to slideshows, guest speaker and other special events.

  • Email alerts when you can take action on particular issues.


Please consider supporting us financially by making a donation or becoming a member. Membership gives you the right to participate in running the association. Members also receive our bi-annual illustrated journal, TNPA News, with in-depth articles about national parks and the conservation of our natural areas.

Photo: Grant Dixon

Photo: Grant Dixon

Our Aims

The primary aims of the Tasmanian National Parks Association are:

  • The conservation, protection and, where necessary, the rehabilitation of the natural environment of national parks and reserves.

  • To secure the continuing and additional reservation of suitable areas for national parks.

  • To advocate conservation as the primary role of the Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service.

  • To promote and encourage community involvement in national park management.

  • To promote effective legislation for the maintenance and management of our national parks and reserves.

  • To increase community awareness of the value and importance of national parks and reserves.

  • To promote the conservation of cultural heritage within national parks and reserves.

“National Park” means any National Park, State Reserve, Nature Reserve, Game Reserve, Conservation Area, Nature Recreation Area, Regional Reserve, Historic Site, Sanctuary or any public lands or marine areas reserved for conservation in Tasmania.

“If we are going to preserve the greatness of our national parks they must be held inviolate. They represent the last stand of the primitive. If we are going to whittle away at them we should recognise from the very beginning that all such whittlings are cumulative, and that the end result will be mediocrity. Greatness will be gone.”