Wetlands

Next stop , Pitt Water-Orielton Lagoon

It’s a major stopover for tourists travelling the East Asian- Australasian flyway but unless you’re one of them, such as the Eastern Curlew, Bar-tailed Godwit or Red-necked Stint, you may not have heard of it. These feathered tourists fly up to 25,000 kilometres every year from the northern hemisphere to

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Agriculture, Farmers and landholders

Small landholders reap rewards of property planning

The hardest thing for Tim Ackroyd about running NRM South’s Small Landholders program has been turning people away, but that’s also a sign of its success. “My only regret is not being able to get everybody onto the program,” he says. “I hate having to turn people away.” Aimed at

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Aboriginal, Projects

pakana Services’s wonderful progress

It took a two minute video shot by one of his younger employees at pakana services to really bring home to John Easton just how far the Aboriginal land management business has come since its launch in August 2013. “A while back I modified my excavator so that I can

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Environment

Getting the biosecurity message out there

Wildlife disease biologist David Sinn is a fan of prevention over cure. Too often, he says, scientific work to preserve a population takes place only when a problem has already taken hold, leaving biologists to fight an uphill battle. Often it is too late to do anything but manage the

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Environment, Media releases, News

Partnership puts spotlight on keeping it clean for frogs

A ground-breaking project aimed at tracking Tasmania’s frog populations will help ensure Tasmania’s wilderness remains an important global refuge against chytrid, a deadly fungus that is decimating frog populations and causing species extinctions worldwide. A partnership between NRM South, Hydro Tasmania and DPIPWE has provided the opportunity for Wildlife Disease

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Agriculture, Farmers and landholders, Media releases, News

Slugs, bugs and worms the focus for better production

  NRM South is this week covered in things that crawl, wriggle and slime. It could just be the time of year, but on Wednesday this week our team will be out with Tasmanian ‘poo-ologist’ Graeme Stevenson talking about, looking at and digging up dung beetles and earthworms in Ellendale.

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