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The Tarkine is one of the worlds great wild places. It is an expansive 447,000 hectare wilderness area of recognised World Heritage significance in the NorthWest corner of Tasmania, Australias island state. The Tarkine contains remarkable natural and cultural values, including one of the worlds most significant remaining tracts of temperate rainforest.
A relict from the ancient supercontinent, Gondwanaland, the Tarkine contains Australias largest tract of temperate rainforest, and is home to more than 60 species of rare, threatened and endangered species. These include such unique animals as the Giant Freshwater Lobster the worlds largest freshwater crustacean, and the Tasmanian Wedge Tailed Eagle Australias largest Eagle, and the famous Tasmanian Devil. The Tarkine is also one of Australias most important Aboriginal regions, and contains a diverse array of landscapes, from giant forests to huge sanddunes, sweeping beaches, rugged mountains and pristine river systems. However, many of the Tarkines unique values are threatened by destructive activities such as new mining, logging, and illegal activities such as poaching and arson, and less than 5 of the Tarkine is protected as a National Park. The Tarkines future as a wild place hangs in the balance, and is dependent on the support and involvement of people like YOU. Please read more, and JOIN US, as we work to see the Tarkine, one of the worlds great natural treasures, protected as a National Park and World Heritage listed area, for all people, for all time.
Save the Tarkine is the campaign of the Tarkine National Coalition. TNC is a notforprofit environment group that was formed in 1994 and is based in NorthWest Tasmania. The TNC is a coalition of locals, environment groups and businesses that all work together to protect the Tarkine. We welcome and appreciate the involvement and support in all who wish to help to protect the Tarkine, no matter how big or small your contribution might be! There are a number of ways to get involved with the Save the Tarkine and the TNC and help to save the Tarkine. (source from website 4/11/2021)