The Tarkine is a region of recognised World Heritage significance. It’s wilderness, vast rainforests, wildlife, landscapes and unique Aboriginal values are outstanding on a world scale. The Tarkine is undoubtedly one of the World’s great wild places.
However, the Tarkine is not yet formally listed on the National or World Heritage lists, and only a fraction, less than 5%, of the Tarkine region is fully protected as a National Park.
This means that many of the Tarkine’s outstanding natural and cultural values, are in dire peril, and could be lost forever. (See Threats for More Info).
However, the Tarkine National Coalition has a plan. We have produced an extensive proposal that would protect the Tarkine and its unique values as a National Park and World Heritage area, for all people, for all time. Like Kakadu, Uluru and the Daintree, the Tarkine would become recognised as one of Australia’s great iconic wild places. The establishment of a bold 447,000 hectare Tarkine National Park and World Heritage area, would ensure that the outstanding values of the Tarkine are looked after into the future. At the same time, the multi-use heritage area would allow locals, visitors, walkers, photographers, scientists, the Aboriginal community and tourists alike to see, visit and experience this unique place. Please read on for more information.