World Heritage Areas

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(c) J.J. Harrison

A focus for the High Value Places, Species and Communities program is protecting the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) from threats such as weeds, pest and pathogens.

Key areas of our work include:

  • Installation of hygiene infrastructure in major entry points into the TWWHA in partnership with the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service and tourism operators
  • Tasmanian Frog Conservation Program in partnership with DPIPWE which monitors frog population and the spread of the Chytrid frog fungus
  • Promoting and implementing the “Check, Clean, Dry” protocols
  • TWWHA buffer weed control program in partnership with Derwent Catchment NRM and 21 other agencies and land managers working together to manage high threat weeds in the Central Plateau.