Florentine Protection Society

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Florentine Protection Society

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The Florentine Protection Society is an apolitical, not-for-profit community organisation with the main purpose of preserving Tasmania’s ancient forests, including the forests of the Upper Florentine Valley.

We strive to:

Preserve:
• Tasmania’s beautiful old growth forests for the benefit of the community
• Tasmania’s unique native wildlife living in the forests
• Ancient trees, the “lungs of the planet”, storing huge amounts of carbon
• The environmental, social, cultural and economic qualities of old growth forests

Educate the public about:
• Tasmania’s natural environment and environmental issues
• The wise use of Tasmanian resources, including high conservation value forests

Communicate with others about:
• The importance and reasons for protecting old growth forests
• The inherent value in standing trees
• The unique beauty of Tasmania’s ancient forests, such as the Upper Florentine Valley
• The environmental, social, cultural and economic qualities of Tasmania’s old growth forests

Appreciate:
• The majesty of Tasmania’s ancient trees
• The beauty and complexity of old growth ecosystems
• The diversity of Tasmania’s native plant and animal life

Policy Statement:
“The Florentine Protection Society proposes that the Upper Florentine be added to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and to the Southwest National Park.

“The Florentine Protection Society adopts in principle the boundary of the Upper Florentine as shown in “Western Tasmania: A Place of Outstanding Universal Value” by Geoff Law (2009) page 4, which would combine the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and Mt Field National Park as one protected entity.

“The Florentine Protection Society therefore calls on the State Government to extend the Southwest National Park to incorporate the Upper Florentine and to support World Heritage nomination of the Upper Florentine.

“The Florentine Protection Society also calls on the Federal Government to nominate the Upper Florentine as an extension to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.”

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Type of group

Society

Primary environmental focus

Conservation & Protection

Geographic sphere or activity

Regional

Primary location

Upper Florentine

Known address

Upper Florentine

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Date of known website activity

October 11, 2015

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