Environment, Featured, News

MEDIA RELEASE: If trees could walk – moving a threatened eucalypt into a new neighbourhood

From reports of new fish species turning up in Tasmania’s waters to changing bird distributions across northern and eastern Australia, plants and animals are on the move as the places they once called home become inhospitable due to a changing climate. But what happens when species can’t walk, fly or

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Agriculture, Featured, News

MEDIA RELEASE: Understand, improve, manage. A dryland grazing website for Tasmania.

Short-growing seasons, variable soil conditions and erosion prone north-facing slopes are some of the challenges facing dryland graziers in Tasmania. Thanks to a new website, they can now access an online repository of locally specific on-ground learnings that provides advice and solutions. The Pasture Network website is a knowledge sharing

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Environment, Featured, News

Tracking feral cats and eastern quolls with GPS technology

Letting the cat out of the bag is something most people try and avoid but Matt Pauza, a wildlife biologist for Biosecurity Tasmania, is quite literally tasked with doing this on a regular basis. Out on one of his regular visits to Bruny Island, Matt gently lowers a bag to

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Featured, News, Wetlands

Supporting saltmarsh recovery on Tasmania’s east coast

At Apsley Marshes/Moulting Lagoon, an iconic wetland complex on Tasmania’s east coast, NRM South is supporting research into how saltmarshes that have become degraded after decades of grazing can recover. Moulting Lagoon and Apsley Marshes are internationally significant Ramsar wetlands. They provide critical habitat for migratory birds, support a local

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Environment, Featured, News

MEDIA RELEASE: Conservation covenants swiftly secured

Streaking through the air at speeds of up to 90 kilometres an hour, the brightly coloured and iconic Swift Parrot is one of only two parrots that annually migrate from mainland Australia to breed in Tasmania. Arriving in spring, they seek out flowering blue gums, find a mate and a

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Environment, Featured, News

New landholder fact sheet for Black or Brookers Gum forests on farms

We’ve just released a new fact sheet for farmers all about the benefits of preserving stands of forests on their properties. It’s specifically targeted for ‘Tasmanian forests and woodlands dominated by black gum or Brookers gum’, which is both rare and unique to our state, and highlights how farmers can

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