This photograph was taken inside the recently extended Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area – it is an example of an area that Labor, the Greens and ENGO’s say is pristine, untouched forest.

They claim this forest has “outstanding” wilderness values and is suitable for Wilderness World Heritage listing.

The fact that areas like this are now included in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area makes a mockery of the Labor/Green nomination to extend the area in 2012.

It is an embarrassment to the World Heritage process and compromises the outstanding universal values of Tasmania’s original World Heritage Estate.

More photos tomorrow.

(Photograph taken by Senator Richard Colbeck)
SENATOR THE HON RICHARD COLBECK Senator for Tasmania Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture