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PAOV — Next week Patagonia will deliver hundreds of thousands signatures to the Tasmanian Parliament calling on the state to protect the Tarkine, one of the last undisturbed tracts of ancient rainforest in the world, and home to several endangered species — including the iconic Tasmanian devil. Add your name to help grow their signatures in time to pressure the state parliament to do what's right.

Petitioning Tasmanian State Premier Will Hodgman Protect takayna / Tarkine as a World Heritage Area

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Sign now with a click Tasmania's takayna / Tarkine is a 495,000 hectare region in northwestern Tasmania and one of the last undisturbed tracts of ancient rainforest in the world. It also includes one of the highest concentrations of Aboriginal archaeology in the hemisphere—traditional use of coastal takayna / Tarkine dates back thousands of years and those cultural resources are still an important part of Aboriginal heritage and culture.

The area is a crucial habitat for sixty of Tasmania's rare and endangered species including the Tasmanian giant freshwater crayfish, the Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagle and the iconic Tasmanian devil. Despite the takayna / Tarkine's immense ecological and cultural value, it remains unprotected and at the mercy of destructive extraction industries, including logging and mining.

The Tasmanian State Premier Will Hodgman has the responsibility to protect this landscape in perpetuity as a World Heritage Area.

Researchers have already identified that takayna / Tarkine meets several of the ten Outstanding Universal Values criteria for World Heritage Listing. Not only would a World Heritage Area designation benefit the ecological and cultural integrity of the landscape, it would also create economic opportunities for nearby communities as a result of increased global tourism—a market that already contributes billions to the Tasmanian economy.

Sign our petition and join Patagonia and the Bob Brown Foundation in telling the Tasmanian government to nominate takayna / Tarkine for World Heritage protection and protect this critical region from mining and logging. Sign now with a click Visit petition page

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