Environment, Featured, News

Flying wild – what do wedgies get up to in the wilderness?

Most of what we know about the habitat requirements for Tasmania’s Wedge-tailed Eagle comes from research done at nesting sites and in human-modified landscapes. However, the first research project approved under Round One of the Wedge-tailed Eagle Research Fund will be looking into the unknown; how adult Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagles

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Environment, Featured, News

Stage 2 Bruny Island cat control project underway

NRM South is pleased to announce that the second stage of the Bruny Island Cat Management Program is now underway. This project (funded through the Australian Government’s Environment Restoration Fund) is working to reduce the impacts of cats on the island’s population of eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus), a species that

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e-news, Environment, News

Celebrating World Wetlands Day 2019

The 2nd February marks the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) in Iran 1971. All over the country seminars, nature walks, festivals and tours are run to raise public awareness of wetland values, benefits and promote the conservation and wise use of

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Environment

Restoration of forestry sites

Norske Skog Boyer and NRM South met on the 19 December 2018 to discuss how they can team up to support sustainable forestry practices in southern Tasmania. Norske Skog Boyer have a commitment to reducing environmental impacts through sustainable practices, including the restoration of old forestry sites. Norske Skog Boyer

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Environment

Help our local handfish

Handfish walk with their “hands” rather than swim. They belong to a group of coastal anglerfish with a narrow distribution in southeastern Australia. There are 14 species with seven endemic to Tasmania and Bass Strait. Handfishes don’t have a planktonic stage, they lay eggs, and have parental care of eggs.

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Environment, Farmers and landholders, News

Protecting a rare gem

Increasing the resilience of alpine bogs on the Central Plateau. When we think about bogs, the idea of a rare, important and fragile environment may not be the first thought that springs to mind. While the ecological communities known as ‘Alpine Sphagnum Bogs and Associated Fens’ may be something of

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