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Facts about Tasmania by Australia.Net

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Few places on Earth retain the essence of their natural heritage. Tasmania demographic is such place. Lucky with an unparalleled natural beauty, this island State contains a number of the last remaining true, high quality wilderness areas on Earth. Tasmania has 19 national parks, and a range of other reserved lands, protected for their natural and cultural importance. These areas represent a range of environments, including matchless alpine flora, button grass plains, wild tannin-stained rivers, temperate rainforests and windswept beaches. The animals these habitats harbor are among the most intact faunal assemblages in the world.

However, the existing process of National Parks does not fully protect an adequate or comprehensive representation of the Tasmanian surroundings. The highest levels of biodiversity are present in the eastern half of the State, in diverse habitats such as sclerophyll forests and coastal heaths. Yet it is these ecosystems that are the least well protected, and are the habitat of lots of threatened species.

The Tasmania National Parks Association seeks to be sure an adequate cross-section of Tasmania's natural heritage is protected and, to this finish, supports proposals for a lot of new reserves.

Further, Tasmania's existing National Parks are increasingly under threat. These celebrated places are in danger of exploitation from inappropriate development, insufficient management of visitor impact and inadequate funding to be sure control or eradication of threatening processes.

The TNPA offers all Tasmanians a voice to be sure Tasmania's National Parks and reserves are managed with appropriate regard to the conservation of the very values for which they were proclaimed.

Tasmania Floral Emblem

The Tasmanian Blue Gum, Eucalyptus glolulus Labill., was collected from the southeast coast of Tasmania in 1792-93 by the Italian naturalist J. J. H. de Labillardiere and was described and illustrated by him in 1799. Labillardiere was a member of the expedition which, under the command of Bruny d Entrecasteaux, sailed to the southern hemisphere in search of the missing explorer J. F. G. de La Perouse.

Tasmania Animal Emblem

Tasmania does not have an official animal emblem, although the Tasmanian devil can be thought about the as the unofficial favorite and is often accepted as such. The Tasmanian devil is an iconic symbol of Tasmania and plenty of Tasmanian businesses and products use the animal in their logos. It is seen as an important reference for tourism in to Tasmania.

The Tasmanian devil is a meat-eating marsupial and is only found wild within Tasmania. There are plenty of unfounded myths surrounding the devil including that they are man eaters. They have a gigantic head and neck which give it the title for the strongest bite of any living mammal based on its body mass. It is also able to climbing trees, swimming and is the largest living meat-eating marsupial in the world.

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