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Blue Derby Wild


Gondwana & glacial refugia 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.

Unlawful Logging High Court Case

Blue Derby Wild took action in  the Supreme Court of Tasmania and High Court of Australia challenging the unlawful logging of Tasmania's forests. Our case is challenges the laws that allow government business enterprise Sustainable Timber Tasmania to self regulate their native forest logging practices. The High Court of Australia did not consider Blue Derby Wild had sufficient interest in how our forests are managed (i.e. we're not a business or government agency) to have this case of unlawful logging heard. So our claim of a biased logging system, where the logger is the judge, jury and forest executioner in Tasmania remains un-tried. We will continue fighting for our forests, and to shine a light on a biased and unlawful logging system in Tasmania.

Upcoming Events

  • Kruskha's Ride and Reccy
    Kruskha's Ride and Reccy
    Choose your own time to Ride and Record
    Krushka's MTB trail, Blue Derby
    Choose your own time to Ride and Record
    Krushka's MTB trail, Blue Derby, Derby TAS 7264, Australia
    Choose your own time to Ride and Record
    Krushka's MTB trail, Blue Derby, Derby TAS 7264, Australia
    Government logging agency STT have said they will start logging Krushka's forests again in February.! We need eyes on the ground as part of our ongoign court case to protect these forests. Use your bike, camera and GoPro to record any signs of logging, then email to us. On your bike!
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