When you tour around this global village, it is clear that the environments we all live in are very diverse. History, Nature, Expectations and Cultures have all had an influence in evolving our planet. One area that highlights many of these trends over the centuries is Tasmania. “Civilisation has resulted in the extinction of the Tasmania Tiger, the near extinction of the local indigenous, the creation of a convict based history, the impact of mining on the environment and the preservation of arguably some of the finest natural environments such as the Gordon / Franklin Rivers region and Cradle Mountain. We learn from our past, we learn from our diversity, we learn from nature – we create our future.