Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Site
Zone de nature sauvage de Tasmanie, Australia
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The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area is a World Heritage Site in Tasmania, Australia.
The area is one of the largest conservation areas in Australia, covering 15,800 km², or almost 20% of Tasmania after extensions in 1989 and 2013. It constitutes one of the last expanses of temperate wilderness in the world, and includes the South West Wilderness.
The Tasmanian Wilderness, a network of parks and reserves with steep gorges, underwent severe glaciation. Human remains dating back more than 20,000 years have been found in limestone caves in the area.
In 2014 a propposed logging of trees in the protected area lead to a discussion in the UN cultural organisation meeting.
The following national parks and reserves make up the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area:
Coordinates: 41°34′59″S 145°25′01″E / 41.583°S 145.417°E / -41.583; 145.417
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