THYLACINE SIGHTINGS 1953 – 1990
IN AREAS OF NORTH EASTERN TASMANIA
ADJACENT TO THE PANAMA FOREST
A report compiled by
Buck Emberg, BA, BD, M Div, MA
Joan Dehle Emberg, BA, Dip Ed, TTC, M Litt
Revised January 2001
This Report is a compilation of recent sightings of the Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger) in areas adjacent to and contiguous with the Panama Forest in North Eastern Tasmania. Most of these sightings have not been reported to the media because the sighters feared public ridicule. We have therefore found it necessary to assure those willing to report their sightings that their identities will not be revealed in this report. Those who have partaken in this Report, are, however, willing to reveal their identities if required to do so. The widespread public fear of ridicule leads us to believe that the sightings reported herein represent a fraction of actual sightings.
Bearing in mind the widespread ridicule of reported sightings, we contend that the Thylacine may still exist, in spite of the official designation of the animal as extinct. We further contend that the Thylacine may still exist in areas contiguous to the Panama Forest. We therefore believe that all logging and clear felling of the Thylacine’s natural habitat should immediately cease.