Skip to main content

Media Releases

Subscribe to our RSS feed

MEDIA RELEASE

Horizontal Falls marine life, now protected

Media_release thumbnail
Today, The Wilderness Society welcomes the creation of the new Lalang-garram Horizontal Falls Marine Park, representing a rejection of mining and the beginning of a future centred on tourism and conservation for one of the world’s great natural wonders.
 
MEDIA RELEASE

Senate Fire Inquiry - retain values’ prioritisation in World Heritage Area management plan

Media_release thumbnail
Media Release – 2 November 2016
Senate Fire Inquiry - retain values’ prioritisation in World Heritage Area management plan
The Wilderness Society today appeared before the Senate Inquiry into Tasmania’s wilderness bushfires and urged the committee to recommend that the management plan for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area prioritises protection of irreplaceable natural and cultural heritage values over built infrastructure.
 
 
MEDIA RELEASE

Poll results show less than one quarter of Tasmanians support Premier’s plan to log forest reserves

Media_release thumbnail
An exclusive opinion poll conducted on Monday night demonstrates that Tasmanians overwhelming reject Premier Will Hodgman’s plan to log 400,000 hectares of protected forests as a response to economic viability issues for Forestry Tasmania, The Wilderness Society said today.
 
The Reachtel poll of 1,276 Tasmanian residents asked the following question:
 
 
MEDIA RELEASE

Government delusional on forestry growth and subsidies

Media_release thumbnail
State forestry Minister Guy Barnett is displaying a remarkable ignorance of 2016 realities by pointing to industry and timber export growth figures as a justification for reversing the reservation of up to 400,000 hectares of forests so they can be logged, The Wilderness Society said today.
 
 
MEDIA RELEASE

Logging reserves takes Tasmania backwards on conservation credibility and conflict

Media_release thumbnail
The announcement that the Hodgman Government will undo protections to log high conservation value forest that are currently officially counted as conservation reserves represents a major step backwards for Tasmania’s conservation credibility, brand and identity.
 
 

Pages