Environment, News, Stories

Funding to protect our threatened Morrisby’s gum

Announced as part of Threatened Species Day, a list of nation-wide projects set to share in a total of $3 million in funding from the Australian Government’s Threatened Species Recovery Fund, has been released. NRM South was successful in an application for a collaborative project aimed at protecting Tasmania’s endemic,

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e-news, News, Stories

September 2017 e-news

Spring is officially in the air and much like the busy bees getting stuck into the first burst of flowers, we’re gearing up for an action-packed few months across all our program areas. So, if you’re ready to emerge from winter hibernation, read on for a look at what’s going

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Community groups, Hobart/Kingborough, News, Stories

Nests for unwelcome guests

As part of an NRM South Naturally Inspired Grant to manage invasive Rainbow Lorikeets in the greater Hobart region, Hobart College students have been working hard on constructing specially designed nesting boxes in recent weeks, and were excited to see the first boxes placed into trees at the Kingston Golf

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Agriculture, Media releases, News, Research

ACACA Grant for agricultural collaboration with China

NRM South has received a highly competitive $44,000 grant under the latest rounds of the Australian Government Australia-China Agriculture Cooperation Agreement (ACACA) to deliver an Australia-China Sustainable Agricultural Technology Forum in Tasmania in 2018. Following a visit to Tasmania by Chinese President Xi Jinping three years ago, NRM South initiated

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Community groups, Grants, Hobart/Kingborough, News

Fair Go for Swifties – Unwanted: The Rainbow Lorikeet!

Volunteers have been busy constructing and painting 50 nesting boxes for rainbow lorikeets, as part of a Naturally Inspired grant project run by the Sustainability Learning Centre and Hobart College. The project has also received support from an Inspiring Australia Public Science Events Grant. The invasive Rainbow Lorikeet population in

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Biosecurity, News, Stories

The looming crisis of dieback

A recent article has starkly illustrated the dangers to our environment posed by the plant disease known as Phytophthora. With impacts likened to the effects of bleaching across our coral reefs, Phytophthora cinnamomi is more active in warmer, wetter conditions and has the potential to wreak havoc with our natural

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