John writes "...While many of you will no doubt feel distressed about this damage I feel a special sense of loss having done some major walks in the World Heritage Area in recent years. While I have not walked in the areas that have been burning I have first-hand experience of the type of country that has been destroyed. These ancient forests and alpine areas are such sensitive environments that parts of them may never recover. ... John Lloyd"
1] Climate Council: Climate change to blame for destruction of ancient forests in Tasmania
 ABC News: Tasmania fires: First images of World Heritage Area devastation emerge, show signs of 'system collapse'
 The Age: PR war over firest in Tasmania's world heritage area takes to air