The Tarkine is currently under significant threat from mining and logging. There are already 10 mines proposed over the next 5 years with 56 exploration leases. These open cut mines will irreversibly damage this beautiful and important area. There is concern that acid-producing mining waste will lead to the contamination of waterways outside the mining areas. Multiple exploration leases will lead to increasing disturbance of vegetation through construction of access tracks and drilling pits.
More info from the ABC
Analysis: The battle for Tasmania’s Tarkine wilderness
The Savage River Mine already operation in the Tarkine
Damage due to acid waste from an old mine in the Tarkine.
And a similar mine site in Queenstown, Tasmania