World Heritage mockery - March 20

  • Butlers Gorge area, showing quarry and selective harvesting - Photograph by Senator Richard Colbeck

March 20, 2014

This photograph was taken inside the recently extended Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area - it is an example of an area that Labor, the Greens and ENGO's say is pristine, untouched forest.

They claim this forest has "outstanding" wilderness values and is suitable for Wilderness World Heritage listing.

The fact that areas like this are now included in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area makes a mockery of the Labor/Green nomination to extend the area in 2013.

It is an embarrassment to the World Heritage process and compromises the outstanding universal values of Tasmania's original World Heritage Estate.

More tomorrow.

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