Environment Tasmania Inc. (ET), Australia's youngest conservation council, was publicly launched in December 2006, and after operating as a volunteer organisation for its first twelve months has found new momentum and energy. ET is a peak body representing more than 20 Tasmanian environment groups, with collective representation of over 5000 Tasmanians.
Environment Tasmania is a not-for-profit conservation council that is structured to ensure its clear independence and apolitical nature, its fair decision-making processes, its accountability to its member conservation groups, and its adherence to the goals of the protection, conservation and rehabilitation of Tasmania's natural environment.
ET and its member groups work on a range of conservation and environment issues in Tasmania, including forest conservation, pollution, climate change, water issues, marine conservation, Parks & reserve management, amongst many others. Head to campaigns for more information.
In this exciting new chapter of Tasmania's future ET is well positioned to play an important role for politicians and policy-makers, environment groups, industry and the community at large as a crucial conduit for environment and conservation issues in Tasmania.
Many exciting projects are currently underway. These include:
·major progress in the forest campaign with real opportunities for major reform of industry and forest protection gains;
·a marine reserve campaign focussed on building community and government awareness;
·an Eco-toxicology Research Trust Fund that will provide funding for independent scientific research into water quality, biodiversity, and pollution.
Our member groups come from right across Tasmania and campaign on wide range of local, regional and state-wide environmental issues.