This report examines the response to, and lessons learnt from, recent fires in remote Tasmanian wilderness affecting the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.The introductory chapter outlines the history and effect of the bushfires that occurred in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) in early 2016. The chapter particularly notes the vegetation types affected by the fires.
The following chapters examine:
- the impact of climate change on fire frequency and magnitude in the TWWHA (chapter two);
- the adequacy of the TWWHA's fire assessment and modelling capacity (chapter three);
- the financial, human and mechanical resources that were available and provided for the bushfires in the TWWHA (chapter four); and
- Australia's obligations under the Convention Concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage and world best practice in remote area fire management (chapter five).