This report was prepared by Still Wild, Still Threatened for submission to the joint World Heritage Centre /IUCN /ICOMOS mission sent to Tasmania in March 2008 under instruction from the World Heritage Committee.
In 2008 the IUCN and the World Heritage Committee made recommendations to the State Party to consider an extension of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Despite this, logging and roading operations have continued in these areas over the past two years. In 2008 Still Wild Still Threatened reported to the IUCN the results of surveys of the world heritage values of proposed logging coupes in the Derwent district of Tasmania, and made recommendations for their inclusion in the TWWHA. During the following year 18 of these were subject to either roading or logging operations. This was detailed in the SWST 2009 Crisis Report. In the past year a further eleven coupes have been subject to industrial scale logging and an additional two have been impacted by roading operations.
This report has been prepared for the World Heritage Committee and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) by Still Wild Still Threatened' (SWST). The purpose of this report is to provide an update on the current status of areas that have been deemed significant by the IUCN and World Heritage Committee (WHC), in the Derwent District (Southern Tasmania).
This map shows the areas of tall eucalypt forest in the Upper Florentine catchment. Red shaded areas are tall eucalypt forest available for logging, green areas are protected in informal and formal reserves.
The grey and white line shading that surrounds the catchment is the World Heritage Area.