United Tasmania Group

The contested Lake Pedder as seen from Mount Eliza in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area in 2009. The United Tasmania Group was unable to prevent the construction of a dam on this lake but did inspire many other groups and political parties.

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The United Tasmania Group (UTG) was the world's first green political party and its formation marked a major turning point for the global environmental movement. The UTG was created in 1972 from protest groups opposed to the construction of a dam in the southwest of the Australian state of Tasmania. Although the group was relatively short-lived, its legacy is twofold. First, its manifesto identified principles that have recurred in later international initiatives. Second, it catalyzed the creation of new environmental groups ...

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