Please see below the Florentine Protection Society’s submission to the TWWHA management plan review.
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Following the inclusion of the Upper Florentine in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area by the World Heritage Committee in June 2013, the Tasmanian Government proclaimed the Florentine River Regional Reserve in December 2013. This status provides formal protection for the Upper Florentine, and is a direct result of the implementation of the Tasmanian Forest Agreement.
But now with the ink barely dried on this proclamation, the Federal Government has demanded the World Heritage Committee delist the Upper Florentine together with many other forests in the new World Heritage Area extensions.
Get-Up, with the backing of Environment Tasmania and the Wilderness Society, is coordinating an on-line petition to Minister Hunt to withdraw this proposal.
The Florentine Protection Society, which is a member organisation of Environment Tasmania, is urging members to support this petition. The link is: https://www.getup.org.au/tas-forests
The Tasmanian Environment Defenders Office has produced an excellent fact sheet, which is available from their website. The website also has a link to the federal government’s map of the proposed reduced World Heritage Area. Go to: http://www.edotas.org.au/ for links to these documents.
Florentine Protection Society
Date: 12:30 pm Tues 28 January
Where: Parliament Lawns, Hobart
Speakers: Peter Cundall
Ruth Langford, Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre
Peter McGlone, Tasmanian Conservation Trust
Lucy-Landon Lane, No Pulp Mill Alliance
Nick McKim, Leader, Tasmanian Greens
Dear Members and Supporters
The Tasmanian Parliament is being recalled this Tuesday 28 January, 2014 to pass legislation that will shore up the 2007 fast-track permits to build the Tamar Valley pulp mill.
This is designed to kill-off the legal challenge and clears the way for an unknown international company to buy the dodgy pulp mill permits
Proper process and good governance was corrupted in 2007 when the Labor and Liberal parties passed the fast-tracked pulp mill act.
Now they are doing it again. Join us and the No Pulp Mill Alliance once again and stand against this mill.
Parliament opens at 10. It would be good to be inside to observe proceedings. Please make a real effort to get to the rally at 12.30.
Read more: https://www.wilderness.org.au/articles/nopulpmill
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Elizabeth Perey, president Florentine Protection Society.
Our committee member Doug O’Neil has put this sign up. Our plans for the future include rehabilitation and track work, and a big sign with maps and a brochure describing walks, native wildlife and vegetation.
Great news from Cambodia – the world heritage committee has approved the Tassie forests world heritage extensions to be inscribed on the list.
This means that the Great Western Tiers, Butler’s Gorge, Upper Florentine, Mt Field extensions, Styx valley, Weld, Picton, middle Huon and Cockle Creek are all now to be protected and recognised under international law.
A great day for tassie and our magnificent forests!