Blue Derby Wild


Glacial refugia Gondwana forests

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Rare, threatened & endangered species


River headwaters


National Park

Threatened forests

The forests of north east Tasmania include carbon-rich tall wet eucalypt forests, pure rainforest and lowland dry forests. Interspersed within these forests are heathlands, alpine meadows and moraine vegetation. It is a complex landscape that supports rich and diverse plant and animal communities. There are species here which are found only in the north east of Tasmania, including the Simpson’s stage beetle, north east forest snail and genetically distinct rainforest and eucalypt species that evolved from the glacial refugia of the Blue Tier.

North East Tasmania Gondwanic National Park

Tasmania has some of Australia's most iconic wild places and Gondwanic remnant vegetation.  Over the years various community, scientific and political leaders have articulated a clear case for a national park in north east Tasmania that protects the unique landscapes, fauna and flora of the area.

There is an exciting and important opportunity to protect our forests and wild places, creating and shaping the missing major piece of biologically unique conservation estate in Tasmania waiting to be protected.

Get involved

Join our citizen science expeditions, subscribe to our event and action mailing list. Help build the community movement to end native forest logging and created a North East Tasmania Gondwana National Park

Field Notes

Upcoming Events

  • Krushka's threatened forests and ferns guided walk
    29 Jan, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm AEDT
    Derby, Derby TAS 7264, Australia
    Join a guided walk through the ancient Gondwana forests of Krushka's that wrap around the Blue Derby MTB trail of the same name. These forests are threatened with logging from February 2022, and we need you on the ground to help protect them
  • Ride and Reccy
    Choose your own time to Ride and Record
    Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails
    Choose your own time to Ride and Record
    Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, Derby TAS 7264, Australia
    Scouting on a Mountain Bike! Ride! A chance for you to be a scout on the ground while riding through the threatened forests around the Blue Derby MTB trails scheduled for logging.  Use your bike, camera and GoPro to record the forests and any signs of logging, then email to us.