Mark Butler tweeted about a new site set up to add your voice to save the Tasmanian Wilderness. The photo includes Marta holding up a URL for the site: http://www.tassieworldheritage.com/
— Mark Butler MP (@Mark_Butler_MP) June 17, 2014
— marta (@martaduss) June 16, 2014
I support protecting Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area.
These forests are among the most precious places on earth. The World Heritage listing completes a boundary which has been disputed for generations and protects areas that are clearly home to outstanding universal values.
The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage process was consultative, transparent and supported by a significant body of scientific data. In contrast, the call to delist 74,000 hectares of Tasmanian forest has been undertaken unilaterally and without external consultation.
If these areas are removed from the World Heritage list the campaign to have them re-listed and protected will return every year. I strongly urge the committee to maintain Tasmania’s current World Heritage listing to ensure the long term protection of this pristine wilderness area for generations to come.