Plans by a re-elected Tasmanian Liberal government to allow recreational deer hunting in world heritage national parks will have little effect on slowing the spread of feral deer.
Tassie author Nic Gill has been awarded one of our Froggatt Awards for her extraordinary book Animal Eco-Warriors.
To the untrained eye this moss in the foothills of Hobart’s kunanyi/Mt Wellington looks like a natural part of the landscape, but dig a little deeper and you’ll discover it holds a nasty little secret.
New research has found that almost nowhere in Australia is safe from growing feral deer numbers, with future mapping showing the animals could occupy most of the continent, including the interior.
Fact Sheets, Reports & Submissions
Submitted: June 2017
This submission to the draft Tasmanian biosecurity legislation provides 25 recommendations ranging from suggestions that in environmental biosecurity matters the Environment Minister be consulted through to requiring a general biosecurity duty.
Submitted: December 2016
A joint submission by the Invasive Species Council and the Tasmanian Conservation Trust to the Tasmanian government Future Directions statement: Future Direction for a new Contemporary Biosecurity Legislative Framework.