Protecting Tasmania’s Threatened Flora and Communities

SUMMARY

NRM South is overseeing a suite of projects to protect two endangered plant species and one endangered vegetation community;

  • Morrisby’s gum, one of Australia’s most threatened eucalypts,
  • Stuart’s heath (critically endangered and found only in one location)
  • Black gum/Brookers gum forest and woodlands (a critically endangered vegetation community)

 

BACKGROUND

Tasmania is home to some of the oldest species of plants on Earth, and our geographical isolation means many of our plants are found nowhere else in the world. This group of sub-projects is addressing threats to a select number of our most at risk plants and plant communities, and includes efforts to boost seed reserves and improve genetic viability, replant and reconnect plant communities, and engage the broader community in conservation efforts.

PARTNERS:

Enviro-dynamics, DPIPWE, Parks and Wildlife Service, UTAS, Greening Australia, Tasmanian Seed Conservation Centre, Threatened Plants Tasmania, pakana Services

 

FUNDING

Australian Government’s National Landcare Program

 

PROJECT DURATION

2019-2023

ACHIEVEMENTS TO DATE

  • Developed a black gum/ Brooker’s gum landholder fact sheet
  • Two conservation covenants approved
  • Southport heath survey
  • Supported 174 plant giveaways which has contributed to 21 new plantings
  • Mapping work on black gum/Brooker’s gum communities