What is happening there?
I recently got a request from a French magazine to publish some of my photos of the Florentine Forest in Tasmania. This puzzled me as I thought it was now part of the World Heritage Area and was no longer contentious. I looked it up on Google and it seems that the Federal Government want to remove it, or large parts of it, from the World Heritage Area. I tried to get a balanced view of this but was left with the anti logging view, which was well put in numerous articles, and a piece by Forestry Tasmania which was dated 2009 and was from well before the 2013 World Heritage listing. I did read an article in the Herald which was interesting in that it said "The Forest Industries Association of Tasmania confirmed that it stood firmly beside The Wilderness Society and other signatories to a 2013 forest peace deal in opposing any wind-back of World Heritage." http://www.theherald.com.au/story/20...ge-flashpoint/
Does anyone know why our Federal Government is pushing for this?
Here are a couple of pics of the Forest that I took a while back.