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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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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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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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