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Conservation Agreement

The Tasmanian and Australian Governments have signed a Conservation Agreement under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act relating to the management of Permanent Timber Production Zone land separating the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) and adjoining wood production coupes.

Conservation Agreement (DOCX, 398.76 KB) | Scanned (PDF, 963.26 KB)

About 170 000hectares was agreed to be added to the TWWHA by the World Heritage Committee in June 2013. The extension area includes over 50 000 hectares of existing public and private reserves (including areas such as Mt Field National Park and additional parts of the Mole Creek Karst National Park), along with 85,700hectares of land reserved in December 2013 under the processes outlined in the Tasmanian Forests Agreement Act 2013.

The boundaries of the extended TWWHA have been gazetted under the Commonwealth’s Environment and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

The Department of Primary Industry, Parks, Water and Environment are responsible for developing a new management plan for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan Project. Additional information about the TWWHA extension, including the Annex A Maps from the Conservation Agreement are listed below.

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Annex A – Map 1 of 15 – Dove River, Upper Mersey, Mole Creek Karst (PDF, 4092.1 KB)
Annex A – Map 2 of 15 – Upper Mersey (PDF, 3610.27 KB)
Annex A – Map 3 of 15 – Great Western Tiers, Mole Creek Karst (PDF, 3441.52 KB)
Annex A – Map 4 of 15 – Great Western Tiers (PDF, 2791.76 KB)
Annex A – Map 5 of 15 – Great Western Tiers (eastern) (PDF, 3646.93 KB)
Annex A – Map 6 of 15 – Nelson Falls (PDF, 3931.72 KB)
Annex A – Map 7 of 15 – Upper Derwent (PDF, 621.78 KB)
Annex A – Map 8 of 15 – Upper Derwent, Florentine (PDF, 3068.24 KB)
Annex A – Map 9 of 15 – Florentine (PDF, 3539.67 KB)
Annex A – Map 10 of 15 – Mt Wedge – Upper Florentine (PDF, 3773.97 KB)
Annex A – Map 11 of 15 – Mt Field (PDF, 3262.74 KB)
Annex A – Map 12 of 15 – Styx – Tyenna (PDF, 2901.5 KB)
Annex A – Map 13 of 15 – Huon – Picton (PDF, 3575.13 KB)
Annex A – Map 14 of 15 – Hartz – Esperance (PDF, 2873.75 KB)
Annex A – Map 15 of 15 – Recherche (PDF, 2027.64 KB)