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Progress in Keeping Tasmania's Tarkine Forest Wild at Heart
In a major shift of policy, the long running effort to have Tasmania, Australia's Tarkine wilderness declared a national park seems poised for partial victory. This comes as the government is proposing to protect half of the region's rainforest core in a new 35,000-hectare national park. Let's hope this one continues through the system and is expanded to include the whole ecosystem, as it would represent the largest contiguous rainforest core in Australia.
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