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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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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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New factsheet for a threatened vegetation community

Tasmanian forests and woodlands dominated by black gum or Brooker’s gum ((Eucalyptus ovata / E. brookeriana) is a threatened ecological community unique to Tasmania. Under threat from land clearing, invasive species, grazing pressure and poor land management practices, much of the landscape where this ecological community occurred has been cleared

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Hunting for rare heath in the far south

In early November, NRM South’s Maudie Brown teamed up with staff from DPIPWE, Tasmania’s Parks and Wildlife Service and volunteers from Threatened Plants Tasmania on a population survey expedition to Southport Bluff and Southport Island in Tasmania’s far south. The team were on the hunt for Southport Heath (Epacris stuartii),

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Flying wild – what do wedgies get up to in the wilderness?

Most of what we know about the habitat requirements for Tasmania’s Wedge-tailed Eagle comes from research done at nesting sites and in human-modified landscapes. However, the first research project approved under Round One of the Wedge-tailed Eagle Research Fund will be looking into the unknown; how adult Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagles

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Stage 2 Bruny Island cat control project underway

NRM South is pleased to announce that the second stage of the Bruny Island Cat Management Program is now underway. This project (funded through the Australian Government’s Environment Restoration Fund) is working to reduce the impacts of cats on the island’s population of eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus), a species that

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