Sanctuary for Saltmarsh

Moulting Lagoon, an internationally important wetland located on Tasmania’s east coast, is one of Tasmania's most extensive areas of temperate coastal saltmarsh. Saltmarsh is considered to be at high risk of extinction in the medium-term future as it is under threat from a variety of pressures including damage by vehicles,

Oyster Sensor Network providing real time data for seafood industry

Tasmanian oysters are sensitive to changes in water. This means that for periods of time, oysters are affected by different environmental events such as increased rainfall or higher water temperatures. Through a network of sensors, shellfish farmers now have real time information to assist in making decisions for their farming

MEDIA RELEASE: Captive bred birds help buy time for critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrots

Faced with imminent extinction less than a decade ago, the slow and steady recovery of the critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot in response to intensive conservation efforts has been a consistent good news conservation story in recent years. However, their continued survival depends on ongoing human interventions to manage the population

More than one approach to protect a critically endangered forest community

Conservation efforts often work on protecting large areas of intact landscapes. Actions may focus on one or several species within that landscape – or trying to preserve a specific type of habitat such as grassy woodlands or temperate rainforest. However, when a habitat has become fragmented and is largely found

Revegetation and regeneration at Moulting Lagoon

Moulting Lagoon is a wetland of international importance located on Tasmania’s east coast. The lagoon provides critical habitat for waterbirds (including migratory species), is an important fish nursery, and filters water running off the land into the sea. The land surrounding the lagoon is also important for agriculture and has

MEDIA RELEASE: It’s in the bag – wild seed collection helping to keep an endangered plant from extinction

Treading carefully across sections of flat rock and bracing against the strong winds whipping up from the Southern Ocean, a group of project staff from NRM South, the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and volunteers from Threatened Plants Tasmania are visiting a small parcel of rough, windswept coastline near Southport that