This issue of TNPA News celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, describing the struggle to prevent damming of the Franklin River that led to its initial World Heritage listing in 1982, as well as subsequent campaigns opposing logging that gave rise to major expansions in the protected area in 1989 and 2013. Another article describes a different series of struggles involving Cradle Mountain – Lk St Clair National Park in the 1920s and 1930s.

Franklin River rafters. 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.