Media releases, News

D’Entrecasteaux and Huon Report Card

The first ever report card on one of Tasmania’s most loved and used waterways, the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Huon Estuary waterway, will be released on 2nd March 2016. This report card will focus on water quality and sediment health, pollution types and sources, swimming and seafood safety, coastal and marine

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Community groups, Grants

Tasmanian Tree Frog Captive breeding program at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Freddo and Gronk are Tasmanian Tree Frogs that form part of the male contingent of the pilot captive breeding program at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Despite introducing these handsome fellows to the female frogs, wildlife keeper Bernadette Camus is still waiting to see tadpoles. The key to this mystery may be

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Environment, Projects

South East Regional Shorebirds Alliance

The South East Regional Shorebirds Alliance (SERSA) is a collaboration with multiple government and not-for-profit organisations to support community efforts in Southern Tasmania’s east coast to protect beach nesting shorebirds. This includes  threatened Terns, Hooded Plover, Little Penguin; and Pied and Sooty Oystercatchers and Red-capped Plover. For many shorebird species,

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Environment

Awareness and protection of migratory and resident shorebirds

NRM South is involved in the protection of shorebird habitat and in raising awareness of the threats to our valuable shorebird population. Data collected by BirdLife Tasmania, through annual shorebird surveys and with support from NRM South, community and local government, has identified serious decline in resident shorebirds breeding success

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Environment

Volunteer work vital to threatened species

One of Dr Nigel Swarts great hopes is that a project to build a living collection of some of Tasmania’s most threatened native orchids at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens with the help of volunteers, will one day help restock numbers in the wild. The orchid research scientist says Tasmania

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