Contact your politicians

Our local, state and national politicians are the key decision-makers when it comes to the future of the Tarkine. They have the power to protect the Tarkine, to create a Tarkine National Park, to put the Tarkine on the National Heritage list, to properly fund the Parks & Wildlife Service, and to foster a sensitive and sustainable eco-tourism sector in North-West Tasmania. Most of our politicians want to do the right thing by our natural environment, and want to do the right thing for our kids and grand-kids – but sometimes they need a little bit of encouragement from people like you! Getting in touch with your local politician by sending them a letter, giving them a phone call, or even by paying a visit – will make a big difference. Let them know that you care about the Tarkine and you want to see it protected.

The links below will take you to details for our state and federal parliaments:

A refuge for the Devil

The Tarkine is the home to the last disease free population of the Tasmanian Devil. The Tasmanaian Devil is being pushed to extinction by the fatal Devil Facial Tumour Disease. This disease has been estimated to have killed 80% of the Tasmanian Devil population in the past decade. As such the habitat of the Tarkine is critical to survival of this iconic species in the wild. Threats such as mining, logging and roading place the future of the Devil at risk.

Ten new mines for the Tarkine?

There are now ten new mines proposed for the Tarkine over the next five years, and the campaign to prevent this onslaught of destruction is heating up. Nine of these mines are Pilbara style open cut mines. The first two companies to submit for permits are Venture Minerals for their three proposed tin and iron ore mines at Mt Lindsay, and Shree Minerals for their proposed Nelson Bay River iron ore mine.