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World Heritage Is Forever

Join us as a Global Voice for World Heritage

Jane Goodall

Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace

Jane Goodall
David Wenham

Actor

David Wenham
Mia Wasikowska

The proposal to de-list parts of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area is a proposal to carve out a beautiful, bio-diverse, culturally significant part of our lungs.
Actor

Mia Wasikowska
John Butler

Musician

John Butler
Rove McManus

Comedian & talk show host

Rove McManus
Geoffrey Rush

Actor

Geoffrey Rush
Tim Winton

Author

Tim Winton
Hamish Blake

I don't want to be part of the generation that let our World Heritage Forests get destroyed. Having said that, I don't want any generation ever to be that generation.
Comedian

Hamish Blake
Lisa Gormley

Actor

Lisa Gormley
Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

It’s just so blindingly obvious to anyone with any scientific knowledge of ecology that we should preserve the forests.
Science broadcaster & writer

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
Missy Higgins

Musician

Missy Higgins
Richard Flanagan

Author

Richard Flanagan
Nick Cave

Musician

Nick Cave
Mia Dyson

These forests are our shared history and there's no need to cut them down - we have other more sustainable ways to create the products we need.
Musician

Mia Dyson
Bob Debus

World Heritage listing of Tasmania's forests reflected an undertaking made in good faith backed by good science. Delisting these forests reflects its opposite.
Former ALP Minister & conservationist

Bob Debus
John Williamson

Musician

John Williamson
Nan Schaffer

It is past time to draw the line for the sake of all species, including our own.
Veterinarian, rhino specialist, President of SOS Rhino

Nan Schaffer
David Williamson

Playwright

David Williamson
Tom Carroll

Former Professional Surfer

Tom Carroll
Greg Irons

Director, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Greg Irons
Lindsey Allen

Executive Director, Rainforest Action Network

Lindsey Allen
John Schumann

A real patriot must always be prepared to fight to defend his/her country against the government. Once again, if we don’t fight, we lose.
Musician

John Schumann
Jane Caro

Social commentator & Author

Jane Caro
Mark Seymour

Musician

Mark Seymour
David Ritter

CEO Greenpeace Australia Pacific

David Ritter
Adalita

Musician

Adalita
Kev Carmody

Musician

Kev Carmody
Christine Milne

Logging these forests would be madness. The industry doesn't want to cut them, no market will buy the wood and the community wants them protected.
Australian Greens Leader

Christine Milne
Bill McKibben

Co-founder of 350.org, American environmentalist, author, & journalist

Bill McKibben
Kathryn Rollins

Musician

Kathryn Rollins
Mick Malthouse

Australian Football League coach

Mick Malthouse
Esther Anderson

These truly magnificent forests must remain World Heritage listed for our future generations.
Actor & Model

Esther Anderson
Keibo Oiwa

Breathe in and breathe out. I am in the Forest, Forest in me.
(Tsuji Shin'ichi)
Anthropologist, activist, founder of Sloth Club

Keibo Oiwa
Catherine Martin

Film, stage and interior designer

Catherine Martin
Bob Brown

Environmentalist

Bob Brown
Philip Wollen

Founder Winsome Constance Kindness Trust

Philip Wollen
Vanessa Thornton

Musician

Vanessa Thornton
Kevin Mitchell

Musician

Kevin Mitchell
Charlie Clausen

Our national forests are an asset that hold far more value than any short term financial gain. This land belongs to all of us and it is our duty to protect it.
Actor

Charlie Clausen
Shane Withington

Actor

Shane Withington
Dan & Marni Ewing

We have a responsibility to our children and this country's future generations, to protect these World Heritage listed forests
Writer/Actor

Dan & Marni Ewing
Jeff Hansen

Mother nature is fighting hard to hang on. We must not let her down and fight with all we have to defend Tasmania's forests.
Managing Director, Sea Shepherd Australia

Jeff Hansen
Kimberley Cooper

We have a responsibility to future generations to ensure these forests remain World Heritage.
Actor

Kimberley Cooper
Ryan Corr

These forests are too beautiful to destroy.
Actor

Ryan Corr
Jess Marais

The unique beauty and wonder of these precious forests must be protected.
Actor

Jess Marais
Chris Barnes

The Tassie Devil is headed for extinction like the Tasmanian Tiger. It's unAustralian to not give the devils a fighting chance by protecting as much of their habitat as possible.
BBC's Kangaroo Dundee

Chris Barnes
Corinne Grant

Comedian

Corinne Grant
Pete Murray

There is a reason Tasmania's forests are World Heritage listed. These places are incredible and once they're gone they won't come back.
Musician

Pete Murray
Jay Laga'aia

Actor

Jay Laga'aia
Felix Williamson

Tread lightly on the earth, there is only one.
Actor

Felix Williamson
Dan MacPherson

Tasmania is such a spectacular and special part of the world, every effort should be made to preserve all of its magic.
Actor

Dan MacPherson
Zoe Ventoura

Actor

Zoe Ventoura
Shane Howard

'Oh Tasmania
The hardest heart would understand
Just to feel your wilderness
Your silence sings to me'
Musician

Shane Howard
Lynne McGranger

We need to keep and protect our old growth forests. World Heritage must remain World Heritage
Actor

Lynne McGranger
Greg Barns

Barrister & writer

Greg Barns
Randy Hayes

Executive Director Foundation Earth & Founder of the Rainforest Action Network

Randy Hayes
Bonnie Sveen

Actor

Bonnie Sveen
Lior

Our quality of life is not shaped by a quick dollar, rather by the values which we deem most important and the environment we choose to surround ourselves with.
Musician

Lior
Luke Mitchell

Actor

Luke Mitchell
Archie Roach

Musician

Archie Roach
Miriam Margolyes

These forests are among the world's glories. The Australian Government should be protecting, not destroying these areas of beauty & ecological importance.
Actor

Miriam Margolyes
Annie Leonard

Author and Host, The Story of Stuff

Annie Leonard
Sam McLean

National Director, GetUp!

Sam McLean
Essie Davis

Actor

Essie Davis
weld-tree

The Australian Government has applied to the World Heritage Committee to remove 74 000 hectares of forests from the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The World Heritage Committee will consider the government’s proposal in June 2014.

This is a crucial moment for World Heritage Areas globally. If the Australian Government is successful in removing World Heritage listing to allow for industrial exploitation, it sets a chilling international precedent.

Tasmania has the tallest flowering trees on Earth. In 2013, after decades of community campaigning, large tracts of forests were added to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Now, less than a year later, they are in danger of being destroyed by logging and firebombing.

Thanks to everyone who wrote to the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee, speaking up for Tasmania’s forests and ensuring that World Heritage is forever, everywhere.