Hi, I'm Nicole and I live in Smithton in the North West of Tasmania. The area is frequently blasted with the purest air in the world, and lots of rain, from the southwest weather systems. This supports a rich farming community and just to the south, the largest remaining Temperate Rainforest in Australia, the Tarkine. It is around here that the last seen wild Tasmanian Tiger was shot, and the area still supports the endangered Wedge Tail Eagle, Orange Bellied Parrot, Swift Parrot and Wandering Albatross, as well as many other threatened or rare species. With my husband, Jon, I have hiked through this unique area and confirm that it certainly demonstrates outstanding natural beauty, biodiversity, cultural heritage (both Aboriginal and Pioneer) and importance in maintaining the clean air and water which we rely on. Unfortunately this area is not yet protected under a World Heritage Area status which it trully deserves and remains threatened by clearfell logging for woodchips.
Please enjoy these photographs of Tasmania's wildness and I hope they inspire you to support the preservation of this beautiful island which has so much to offer yet so much to lose.