This issue of TNPA News contains two articles on the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area (TWWHA). One describes the drafting of a formal UNESCO Statement of Outstanding Universal Value for the TWWHA, a major step forward. On a less positive note is a description of the land tenure mess within parts of the TWWHA. Another article reflects on the increasing commercial orientation of some of Tasmania’s best-known tracks.

Federation Peak, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. 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.