Property ID 181 quinquies
In response to World Heritage Committee Decision 44 COM 7B.75
About this report
This report responds to the 2021 Decision of the World Heritage Committee (44 COM 7B.75), which requests that Australia submit an updated report on the state of conservation of the Tasmanian Wilderness (the property) to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2022.
The Tasmanian Wilderness is one of the world’s largest temperate wilderness areas, and a precious cultural landscape for Tasmanian Aboriginal people, who have lived there for at least 35,000 years. The World Heritage property encompasses more than 1,580,000 hectares, covering almost a quarter of the island state of Tasmania in Australia.
This report highlights that:
- Australia has responded to all elements of the 2021 Decision of the World Heritage Committee, and fully implemented almost all recommendations of the 2015 joint ICOMOS/IUCN Reactive Monitoring Mission to the property. The three remaining mission recommendations are substantially progressed
- the Outstanding Universal Value of the property is intact and rigorously maintained with strict systems of protection and management in place
- work continues across the property to better understand and ensure the continued protection of Aboriginal cultural heritage
- other conservation issues and new developments are being actively assessed or managed to maintain the Outstanding Universal Value of the property.
Update to the State Party Report on the state of conservation of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (Australia) – 2023
This update outlines significant progress against 8 sections of the February 2022 State Party Report.
This progress demonstrates Australia’s ongoing commitment to maintaining the Outstanding Universal Value of the Tasmanian Wilderness.
- Australian Government's commitment to strong environmental law reform
- more support for World Heritage property managers – including the Tasmanian Wilderness – to start comprehensive climate adaption planning
- release of Fire Management Plan for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area
- migratory orange–bellied parrots returning in record numbers.