MEDIA RELEASE: Super-kelp to the rescue

Immense forests of giant kelp once formed dense floating canopies around Tasmania’s coastline. Historically it was so abundant that it was marked on maritime charts as a shipping hazard, but today around 95% of this community has vanished from the seas around Tasmania. Its decline is linked to climate change

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

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

MEDIA RELEASE: A decade of restoration

On June 5, coinciding with World Environment Day, the United Nations will officially launch the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. This global initiative seeks to protect and revive ecosystems across our planet for the benefit of people and nature. Ecosystems across the world are under threat – and Tasmania is

MEDIA RELEASE: Getting the facts about forests on farms

A new fact sheet designed to inform farmers about the benefits of managing a rare type of forest community on their properties has just been released by NRM South. The critically endangered ecological community known as ‘Tasmanian forests and woodlands dominated by black gum or Brookers gum’ is unique to

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