The takayna / Tarkine wilderness region, north-west Tasmania.

Up in the north-west of Tasmania there is a forest. Not any old forest, the largest cool temperate rain forest in the southern hemisphere: the takayna / Tarkine. Rain forest has occupied this area for 65 million years. It provides shelter to more than 60 threatened species. The sheer volume of Aboriginal sites led the Australian Heritage Council to declare it "one of the world's great archaeological regions."

takayna / Tarkine is a refuge against the coming uncertainty. A home to so many species that face extinction, a sink for so much carbon. But it’s under threat from logging and mining interests. This magnificent, and hugely important, wilderness area isn’t even a National Park.

Help protect takayna / Tarkine and the future of all of us. Sign this petition today to have takayna / the Tarkine World Heritage listed, saved for its incredible beauty, biodiversity, contribution to a liveable climate, and tourism and conservation jobs for generations to come.


Support World Heritage Protection for takayna / Tarkine by clicking the link below and signing the petition.


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But love of the wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only home we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need - if only we had eyes to see.
— Edward Abbey

You can read more in my new book, In Our Nature, available for pre-sale now.

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