With more than 30 per cent of Tasmania listed as a World Heritage area, this is official recognition that it is one of the planet’s great natural treasures. Tasmania has Australia’s last great wild river system, and its deepest lake, and mountain ranges which date back 100 million years.
Tasmanian rainforests contain some of the world’s oldest living things - Huon pines which have been growing for 2000 years. The compact diversity of Tasmania is a great contrast to the rest of Australia.
The Lupus Association of Tasmania covers the island of Tasmania and its 19 surrounding islands with an area of 68,000 square kilometres and with a population of approximately 471,900.