This issue has a focus on Tasmania’s marine protected areas, a category of reserves that often seems ‘out of sight, out of mind’. Many stunning photos by Jon Bryan accompany his detailed article. Other articles discuss various threats to the values of some terrestrial reserves – potential overuse at the Walls of Jerusalem, the major new track and hut(s) proposed for the Tyndall Range area, and the likely long term impact of the 2019 wildfires. There’s also the usual summary of our activities over the past six months.

Cathedral Cave, Waterfall Bay. Photo: Jon Bryan

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.