Page last updated at 07:47 GMT, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 08:47 UK

Protecting Tasmania's pristine environment


Tasmania is often called one of Australia's hidden gems - 240km off the south-east corner of mainland Australia and with more than 2,000km of walking trails and 18 national parks.

Tasmania's isolation from the mainland has also helped to keep many plants, animals and birds that are rare - or even extinct elsewhere - alive.

Brandy Yanchyk discovers how the island balances the impact travellers make on its delicate environment.

Get in touch with Fast Track via email or Facebook. And follow us on Pinterest.

Watch Fast Track on the BBC World News channel on Saturdays at 03:30, 13:30 and 18:30 GMT or Sundays at 06:30 GMT.


Story Tools


Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific