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Australia: A special Saturday night for Tarkine

By Sat, Feb 28, 2015 3:53AM UTC 0 Comment

The Tarkine has inspired passion and protest in people campaigning to protect the place for four decades. Brown will speak about Tarkine at the Salamanca Arts Centre on Saturday night. With the theme, Passion and Protest for the Tarkine, he will be with other guest speakers including Michelle Foale, campaigner for Tarkine protection in 1995 at the Road to Nowhere protests and Sharnie Everett from the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre....

Tasmania dreams of becoming world’s eco-tourism capital

By Tue, Feb 24, 2015 9:32AM UTC 0 Comment

Tasmania is dreaming big time. The Liberal government is plotting to transform the state into an environmental tourism capital to attract globe trotters. It comes as no surprise that conservation groups are blocking the proposed project. They said the World Heritage Site will be exploited for development; a trade off to draw 1.5 million visitors a year by 2020....

UN rejects Australian govt proposal to delist Tasmanian forests

By Tue, Jun 24, 2014 10:57AM UTC Comments Off on UN rejects Australian govt proposal to delist Tasmanian forests

The United Nation's World Heritage Committee has rejected the Australian government's proposal to delist 74,000 hectares of Tasmanian forests. The government had requested that the committee delist the area as a protected site. Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been encouraging investments that would boost Tasmania's economy with little regard for the environment...

5 coastal “campsites with a view” downunder

By Sun, May 18, 2014 1:14AM UTC 0 Comment

If you’re hankering after prime time beach views right out your campsite door, Australia delivers these up on a sandy platter. They often come complete with a side serving of native wildlife, surfable waves, hiking opportunities and unlimited views, and are on offer in every state so it’s a case of being spoilt for choice....

Environmentalists rally to save Tasmania’s world heritage-listed forests

By Sun, Apr 27, 2014 8:03PM UTC 0 Comment

Australia's current government proposed the removal as it intends to use the area for logging. The proposal has been submitted to the UNESCO's World Heritage Committee and the decision will be announced around June 15-25 in Doha. ...