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Threatened Species Day 2014 events


7th September is Threatened Species Day

September is Biodiversity Month...

The theme for Threatened Species Day is: 

Size Doesn’t Matter


Friday 5th September

Launch of new tool on Threatened Species Link


Sunday 7th September 11.30 am – 1.30 pm Waterworks Reserve

Hobart City Council, the Threatened Species & Marine Section, Threatened Plants Tasmania, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, NRM South and Bonorong

Including all sorts of information on how we can help threatened species, our tiniest threatened species under the microscope, a quiz and walks to explore threatened species around the Waterworks.

Sunday 7th September 11 am, 1 pm (and self-guided until 14th September) 

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Rare & threatened plant trails

Monday 8th September

University of Tasmania Geography & Environmental Studies

Forum: Landscape-scale planning for threatened species (the first of an ongoing forum on landscape-scale planning for biodiversity).

Tuesday 9th September RSVP Friday 5th

QVMAG Building, Invermay Rd, Inveresk

NRM North: Knowledge Forum

Sharing information tools for planning around natural values

Thursday 11th September

Bonorong 6 pm. RSVP Friday 5th

Bats at Bonorong! 

Information and a walk.

BirdLife Tasmania General Meeting & Special Event 

UTas Life Sciences Lecture Theatre 7.30 pm All welcome

Talk: Which comes first? How can we prioritise our threatened species recovery actions? 

What did we miss? Please contact us with your Threatened Species Day event!


Latest Updates


​Swift parrot breeding activity 2022-23  Swift parrot sighting records this year show birds to be concentrated in the following areas...


​​​Welcome! Take a closer look... [more]


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.​



​​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...



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


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



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


​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]


Area Search glitch fixed [more]


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]


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


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


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


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]


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


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]


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


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


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


​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]


​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]


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.


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]


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


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