Tasmanians love our national parks and reserves. We walk, camp, swim, paddle, and fish in them. We treasure the sanctuary they provide to our unique wildlife, their significant cultural landscapes, and the solitude of our wilderness areas.
But our parks are under intense pressure from tourism, hunting, huts, forestry and other development.
It is critical that impacts on irreplaceable natural and cultural values in our parks and wilderness areas are rigorously assessed. It is critical that conservation of these values and building resilience against climate change is the priority for park management. And it is critical that the public gets a say in the future of our parks.
A tax-deductible donation to EDO Tasmania will help us to stand against development pressures and protect the places we all love. It will allow us to promote reforms that improve transparency and embed rigorous impact assessments, to provide legal advice to those trying to protect precious public places, to challenge proposals that compromise park values and to help the community to have their say.