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A review of the geoconservation values of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Nature Conservation Report 03/06

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Sharples, C (2003) A review of the geoconservation values of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Nature Conservation Report 03/06. Project Report. Department Primary Industry, Water & Environment, Hobart.

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Abstract

The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) was nominated for, and inscribed on, the
World Heritage List during 1989. The nomination, which incorporated a smaller area previously
inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1982, was partly based on geological, geomorphic and soil
phenomena (geodiversity) of world significance (“outstanding universal value”). In respect of
geodiversity, the 1989 nomination recognised World Heritage value primarily in assemblages of
features and processes that collectively contribute to themes of global significance. Although in some
cases individual sites or phenomena were considered to be of World Heritage value in their own right
(eg, Exit Cave), in general it was the diversity, extent and inter-relationships between sites or
processes belonging to a theme of world significance that were the major geodiversity factors
endowing the TWWHA with World Heritage values.

Item Type: Report (Project Report)
Publisher: Department Primary Industry, Water & Environment
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2011 06:01
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2011 06:01
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