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Exciting plans afoot...

28/04/2014
We're seeking your help to develop Threatened Species Day in Tasmania further over the coming years.

The subject of Tasmanian threatened species tends to generate great inspiration and excitement once the ball is rolling, and it's an increasingly important issue. However, as the information in the link (at the foot of this page) explains, we're having to work a little harder these days to maintain general interest and concern for our biodiversity. A relatively easy way to address this is to coordinate interested parties more effectively - and there are actually lots of interested parties! 

Threatened species elicit both our fascination and sympathy, and Threatened Species Day can be a great way to promote the significance of your organisation's priorities. It's also a nice opportunity for a big group of organisations and individuals to work more closely together for this common good.

We propose to get things moving this year - September 2014 - with a proposal for a particular theme - 'size doesn't matter' - and some ideas for how this could be developed in your speciality and/or region. Why this theme? Details are provided in the link, provided at the foot of this email.

Latest Updates

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1/07/2017

It is now the breeding season for both Wedge-tailed Eagles and White-bellied Sea-eagles​. It is important to stay well away from nests that are being used during this period (i.e. hundreds of metres away, out of sight and hearing of nesting eagles), in order not to impact on bre​eding succ​ess.​

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20/02/2017

​​Solutions to birds hitting windows: The American Bird Conservancy has put together some very comprehensive, well researched guidelines on window designs & retrofits to reduce risk of bird deaths...

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24/10/2016

​​Swift parrot breeding areas 2016-17: Bruny Island, Channel, southern forests...

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21/03/2016

​A new Recovery Plan is now available for Tasmania's three handfish species [more]

27/01/2016

Link to fire map on The List - constantly being updated...

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8/11/2014

​New and updated flora listing statements and notesheets are now online... [more]

29/10/2014

​Survey​s indicate that swift parrot breeding this season is concentrated around Rheban and Southport Lagoon/Ida Bay, and that food availability is particularly limited, resulting in unusual behaviour.​ [more]

14/10/2014

Area Search glitch fixed [more]

5/09/2014

Marking Threatened Species Day 2014 - a new tool on the Threatened Species Link to make finding out what's in your area a whole lot easier...​ [more]

5/09/2014

Lots of events around Threatened Species Day.... [more]

19/08/2014

​Training course in the identification and management of wedge-tailed eagle and white-bellied sea eagle habitat and nest sites...​ [more]

9/07/2014

​Artists: here's some food for thought...​​​ [more]

28/04/2014

Calling... conservationists, curators, biologists, artists, natural resource managers, writers, school teachers, musicians, environmental consultants and planners, film-makers and other lovers of Tasmania's plants and animals... [more]

1/04/2014

New and updated flora listing statements and notesheets have been added​​... [more]

12/03/2014

Temporarily missing links e.g. listing statements ​DPIPWE has launched a brand new website​ which is well worth exploring. However there are some temporarily missing links arising on the Threatened Species Link...​​​ [more]

27/11/2013

Announcing the arrival of TasVeg 3.0​​​​​ [more]

26/11/2013

Your comments please! The draft Threatened Tasmanian Orchids Recovery Plan 2013 is available for public comment until 14th February 2014. ​

4/11/2013

Are you seeing swift parrots regularly this year? If so, the monitoring team would be very interested to hear of your observations.​​ [more]

24/10/2013

​Swift parrot breeding areas this year include the Eastern Tiers, around Tooms Lake and Lake Leake, in areas between Buckland and Woodsdale, around Orford township, on North and South Bruny and around Devonport. Ongoing surveys may identify additional areas.​​ [more]

2/09/2013

​This Saturday is National Threatened Species Day. Check out, share and discuss our list of Ten Things that we can all do to help reduce the risk of extinction for Tasmania's threatened species. ​​ [more]

5/08/2013

Eagle nest activity checks: recommendation to hold off until November.​ It is now the breeding season for both wedge-tailed eagles and sea eagles. It's important to stay well away - hundreds of metres away, out of sight and hearing of an eagle on a nest - to avoid risks of impact on breeding success. For those needing to check whether a nest is occupied, the Forest Practices Authority now recommends only November checks. Earlier checks may result in mistakes.
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18/02/2013

Very much alive and kicking! After a decade of occasional single observations - enough only to know that the stunningly beautiful Miena jewel beetle wasn't extinct - zoologists have hit the jackpot.​ [more]

19/09/2012

For extra help with plant identification - have you tried Greg Jordan & David Tng's online Key to Tasmanian Vascular Plants? A fantastic resource.​

10/09/2012

Designing windows or fences near the east coast? Did you know about the guidelines for swift parrot-friendly building design? See Minimising the swift parrot​​ collision threat