Ecological Restoration Symposium 23 May 2015

Want to learn more about forest restoration in Tasmania? Don't miss the upcoming Ecological Restoration Community Symposium "Recovering landscapes and a sense of place". Speakers include Pete Hay, Dr Peter McQuillan, Adam Beeson and our very own Todd Dudley. Find out about ET's project to restore Skyline Tier, logged coupes in the World Heritage Area, and exciting new restoration projects.
Venue: Tidal Waters Resort, St Helens
Date: 23rd of May, 9:15 for 9:30 start
RSVP: Todd Dudley, (03) 6376 1049
or email telopea_tas@yahoo.com.au

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Government caught Pulling A Swiftie

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RTIs uncover systemic Tasmanian Government approval of logging known to damage Swift Parrot habitat.

Environment groups have today accused the Tasmanian Government of attempting to "pull a swiftie" over endangered species, by supporting logging of critical Swift Parrot breeding habitat against the advice of their own experts.

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Upcoming Working Bees at Arm River and Higgs Track

Want to help look after some of our special wild places? Back by popular demand - working bees to learn about track building and repair. Come and learn all about track work from Snapper, Beth and our amazing team of trackies. And find out how you can help with the long term maintenance of our walking tracks. Upcoming dates: Arm River Track Saturday 21 March 2015, Higgs Track Saturday 28 March 2015 and Lake Skinner Sunday 3 May 2015. Contact our office for more info.

 

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Tasmanian Aquaculture Regulator Failing – Leaked Salmon Company Emails Expose Problems

Environment Tasmania is calling on the Tasmanian Government to intervene and reduce farmed salmon numbers in Macquarie Harbour as leaked documents highlight impacts on the environment, fish health and salmon companies.

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Working bee at Lake Skinner 3 May 2015

Check out this story in the Mercury about our wonderful track workers and volunteers repairing Lake Skinner Track. The working bee was so popular that we plan to do a second working bee in on Sunday 3May.

Contact our office on 03 6281 5100 or email info@et.org.au if you would like to register your interest in working bees, or call Wildcare Tasmania on 03 61654230 to join one of the Wildcare groups taking on the long term maintenance of the tracks we are building and repairing across the state. For more information about our project work visit our project web pages.

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Keep Wilderness in the Plan

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ET has partnered with six other ENGOs (as listed on the promo poster) to put on public meetings, in both Launceston and Hobart, to call upon the Hodgman Government to keep wilderness recognition and protection in the TWWHA Management Plan. 

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Fish farm expansion must stop

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Tassal is persisting with an expansion of their salmon farms in south-eastern Tasmania despite significant threats to endangered species like the Southern Right Whale and Spotted Handfish, native fish, water quality, and public access for sailing, kayaking, fishing and diving.

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Marine Discovery Bridport

The marine team has organised another fun weekend for the family. This time at picturesque Bridport. The line up of activities includes kayaking, snorkeling, rockpool rambles, a film night a bbq and more. This is a free event that encourages everyone to learn about what lives beneath the waves of their local beach. 

Similar events have been held at Maria Island, Bicheno and St Helens. Activities are appropriate for all ages. Go to the veent website for more informations


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Super Trawler Secret Santa a Flop

Media Release 26 Dec 2014:: Environment and fishing groups from the Stop the Trawler Alliance and the Australian Marine Alliance welcome the Government’s admission that super trawlers must be banned from Australian waters. Unfortunately super trawlers under 130m in length pose just as much of a threat to Australia's marine environment and important recreational fisheries, and will still be granted access under Senator Colbeck's plan. 

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Blue Tier Giant Walk officially open

Officially opened by Mr Eric Hutchinson MP on Sunday 7 Dec 2014, the track is already getting rave reviews for its aesthetic design, interpretation, and did we mention its tall trees? We are working with Parks and Wildlife to include the track in Tassie's 60 Great Walks.

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