Plan to delist Tasmanian World Heritage foiled

Tasmanian World Heritage ForestsVica Bayley, Tasmanian campaign manager for the Wilderness Society in disputed World Heritage listed forest in the Styx Valley in southern Tasmania.  Photo © Peter Mathew.  [Source: ‘Senate puts weight behind push to retain Tasmania forests’ World Heritage status, 20140515, by Andrew Darby, Sydney Morning Herald, ^http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/senate-puts-weight-behind-push-to-retain-tasmania-forests-world-heritage-status-20140515-zrdqi.html]

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“It took the World Heritage Committee less than 8 minutes to unanimously reject this shameful Australian Government proposal to delist 74,000 hectares from the Tasmanian World Heritage Area.  It is a stunning victory for World Heritage!

Thank you to those who understood the value and the importance of protecting our wild places.”

~ Keith Muir, Colong Foundation for Wilderness

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^Tasmania needs a Wilderness Act

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One Response to “Plan to delist Tasmanian World Heritage foiled”

  1. Barbara Pelczynska says:

    It’s yet another Australia’s shame that the Government should have even made such an application to the World Heritage Committee in the first place – I hope the WHC will continue to do its at most to prevent governments from damaging its World Heritage listed remnants of Australia’s mega diverse natural environment.

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