State party report on the state of conservation of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (Australia)
Property ID 181bis
In response to decision of the World Heritage Committee
WHC 31 COM 7B.43
Australian Government, February 2008
- State party report on the state of conservation of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (PDF 517 KB)
- Attachment A - case study on the Weld Valley (PDF 1010 KB)
- Attachment B - Forestry Tasmania's updated 'Forestry in the Landscape' approach (PDF 2290 KB)
- Attachment C - Tasmania's Fire Management Framework and the role of fire in the TWWHA (PDF 112 KB)
- Attachment D - UTAS Innovation Ltd. background report November 2007 (PDF 223 KB)
- Attachment E - map: special timber management units - no regeneration burns used (PDF 1210 KB)
- Attachment F - additional information provided by Forestry Tasmania on roading (PDF 45 KB)
About this document
This Update Report on the State of Conservation of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA, the property):
- responds to World Heritage Committee Decision 31 COM 7B.43; and
- provides an update to the 2007 State Party Report prepared in response to World Heritage Committee Decision 30 COM 7B.32. The two documents should be read together.
Decision 31 COM 7B.43 relates to issues regarding the management of the TWWHA itself, external threats to the property and issues related to potential outstanding universal values outside the property. The Update Report separates discussion of issues relating to management of the TWWHA and issues relating to areas outside the property.
This Update Report demonstrates that the TWWHA is being effectively managed and that there is no substantive threat from forestry operations adjacent to the TWWHA. The Australian Government considers the management arrangements in proximity to the property boundary are appropriate to protect the property.