satellite image of the fires
satellite image of the fires

Widespread wildfires in early 2016 caused devastating damage across large areas of the Tasmanian World Heritage Area, including significant sections of vegetation which is not fire adapted.

The following are articles that have been run on this issue in Mountain Journal.

Tasmanian forests threatened by ‘catastrophic’ bushfires. New research from the Uni of TAS (NOV 2018).

Slow recovery after Tasmanian fires (FEB 2017).

Climate change to make fires more intense and more frequent (DEC 2016).

Senate inquiry calls for creation of remote area fire-fighting units (Dec 2016)

Update on the investigation into the fires (May 2016)

An inquiry into the fires? (Feb 2016)

TAS fires pose threat to high-altitude areas (Jan 2016)