Dry eucalypt forest, Bluemans Creek, eastern Tasmania.
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The TCT does not take a high profile in the Tasmanian forestry debate (which focuses primarily on public forests), but has instead focused on working to protect forests on private land (see Private land biodiversity), improving forest practices and clearing controls, and participating in the Forest Stewardship Council through membership of its Environment Chamber.
The TCT is currently taking the lead in providing input to the review of the biodiversity provisions of the Forest Practices Code which has the potential to bring about a very significant improvement in conservation of forest biodiversity on both public and private land. For more information, see the TCT’s submission 'Review of the biodiversity provisions of the Tasmanian Forest Practices Code'.
Considerable areas of Tasmania’s public forests are under threat and deserve reservation, including areas with World Heritage value, high biodiversity, freshwater ecosystems and value as carbon stores.
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Pygmy Possum by Dave Watts