Green Army, News, Stories

Green Army graduates

Congratulations to the third and final NRM South and Landcare Tasmania collaborative regional Green Army team who graduated last Thursday 8 September, who were one of three teams through the Australian Government’s Green Army programme with Conservation Volunteers Australia. Although many of the participants 20 weeks on ground was over

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News, Stories

Threatened Species Day 2016

National Threatened Species Day is on the 7th September, and marks the passing of the last known thylacine in captivity. Eighty years on and we are still fighting a battle against extinction for a growing number of species. In the last year alone, several species that call Tasmania home for

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News, Stories

If a tree falls in the forest…

We are very ethically minded these days when it comes to our food, clothes and other items such as recycled products, renewable energy and more. But for those about to put another log on the fire, do you know if you are burning someone else’s home to warm yours? Do

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Environment, News, Stories

Nest boxes swiftly installed

In July 2016, illegal wood harvesting at a site in Bucklands saw the destruction of numerous nesting trees used by critically endangered Swift Parrots. In an effort to help remediate some of this damage, we were glad to send out our regional NRM South/Landcare Tasmania GreenArmy team to help ANU

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Community groups, News, Stories

National Tree Day plantings on Bruny Island

A National Tree Day event held on the 6th of August saw great team effort out on Bruny Island, with more than 70 people chipping in to plant 400 trees and shrubs at Apollo Bay. UTAS CARES also arranged for a bus load of University of Tasmania students to join

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Community groups, Environment, Grants, Stories

Orange-bellied parrot shows signs of recovery

Monitoring of the Orange-bellied Parrot breeding population at Melaleuca, TWWHA On the brink of extinction, the Orange-bellied Parrot (OBP) has been ranked one of the world’s rarest and most endangered species, with fewer than 200 individuals remaining. This small green ‘grass parrot’ with its distinctive orange belly is endemic to

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