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Thanks to all the wonderful supporters who have helped up reach our goal of producing a guidebook to Tasmania's Tarkine.

Now that we have successfully funded the publication of the paperback edition of Tarkine Trails, we would love to release a digital version - a smartphone app that will allow people to explore the Tarkine using their favourite digital device.

Check out our stretch goals below for details of how we would use an additional $19,000 to turn Tarkine Trails into an app, taking it to a whole new digital audience.

We are the Bob Brown Foundation, an action-oriented environment organisation working to protect one of the world's last wild places, the Tarkine (takayna in the Palawa language). Bob Brown always says that 'to see the Tarkine is to want to save it'. So we are publishing a guide to touring, bushwalking and rafting in this remarkable place.

Across mountains, down rivers, along coasts, through forests: Tarkine Trails / takayna makuminya, with its splendid photographs and maps, is the definitive guide for adventurers to the Tarkine as well as for browsers at home wanting the pleasures of wild Tasmania on their coffee table. Here is a welcome to one of Australia’s least known yet most beautiful natural and cultural treasures.

Tarkine Trails / takayna makuminya has 100 bushwalking trails complete with colour maps, 10 mountain bike trails and 17 paddling trips. This definitive guide has contributions from more than 30 experts including lead author Phill Pullinger, a foreword by Bob Brown, an introduction by Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary’s owner Greg Irons, and an essay on Aboriginal Heritage of takayna / Tarkine written by Ruth Langford.



The Bob Brown Foundation is an environmental not-for-profit organisation, working to have the Tarkine protected as a National Park and World Heritage Area.

In the remote northwest corner of Australia’s island state of Tasmania, takayna / Tarkine is a vast mosaic of ecosystems covering 450 000 hectares, with Australia’s largest tract of cool temperate rainforest at its heart.

Giant eucalyptus forests grow side by side with Australia’s greatest Gondwanic rainforest. The landscape is threaded with wild rivers, flowing between mountain ranges and through expansive button-grass plains and flowering coastal heaths to a rugged coastline of windswept beaches, towering sand dunes and extraordinary Aboriginal cultural sites.

But the region's natural and cultural values are under threat from a string of proposed mines, logging in ancient rainforests and unrestricted access for off-road vehicles, damaging indigenous heritage.

       

Below is an advertisement we recently published in Wild Magazine.




Film produced by Dan Broun and interview with Bob Brown by Mike Gissing

Photo Credits
Top: Rupert Point, Tarkine Coast by Arwen Dyer
Book Cover: Tarkine Coast by Paul Hoelen
Middle: Abandoned Nelson River Bay Mine, Tarkine by Matthew Newton
Middle: Recently logged coupe in Tarkine by BBF Campaigner
Bottom: Huskisson River Wilderness, Tarkine by Rob Blakers

How The Funds Will Be Used

To produce a high quality guidebook with 100 colour photographs and maps we will need to raise $60,000

$48 739 will be spent on design, printing, editing & paying the 35 photographers who contributed stunning images.
$11 261 will be spent on distribution, promotion and additional production costs.

Our stretch goals

Now that we have successfully funded the publication of the paperback edition of Tarkine Trails we would love to release a digital version - a smartphone and tablet app that will allow people to explore the Tarkine using their favourite digital device.

We will need another $19,000 to take Tarkine Trails to a digital audience.  Costs will be as follows.

$9,500 for app development
$1,000 for admin support and project management
$600 for 12 months web hosting
$1,500 for user and technical support
$2,450 for app marketing and publicity
$3,950 total pozible fees for the entire project, including book (5% of $79,000)

The Challenges

At the Bob Brown Foundation we have overcome many challenges in the process of producing this book. Our extraordinary team of trail reviewers, writers, photographers, designers, map maker, editors and project managers have met every challenge with passion in order to present a quality product that will help people to visit this wild place.

Now our biggest challenge is to raise the funds to pay for this huge project and continue to build an international campaign to protect takayna / Tarkine from logging, mining and off road vehicles.
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