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Congratulations to Working on Country graduates

22/04/2016

A partnership program between the Tasmanian Government and the Australian Government has seen four Working on Country Aboriginal rangers gain professional qualifications in land management.More

Mount Field centenary celebrations

14/04/2016

Two of Tasmania's most loved parks, Freycinet and Mount Field, were first reserved on 29 August 1916 and this milestone is being celebrated during the year with a variety of events.
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Big Green Island rat eradication under way

24/03/2016

The first stage of a project to eradicate rats from Big Green Island and provide increased protection for its biodiversity values, is under way, following the installation of more than 2,100 bait stations using the latest digital technology.More

Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project Plan July 2008

The full version of the Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project Plan July 2008 can be downloaded as a PDF (508 Kb)

The Project Plan (this document) is one of a number of documents comprising the Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Plan (the Plan). The Plan is a joint initiative of the Australian and Tasmanian Governments and has the goal of restoring ecological diversity to Macquarie Island, achieved primarily by the eradication of vertebrate pest species from the island – European rabbits, ship rats and house mice.  

A number of sub-plans have been or are being developed to outline how various components of the Plan will be designed and implemented. The purpose of each of these sub-plans is presented in this document.

Preparation and coordination of sub-plans will be undertaken by the project team and approved by the Steering Committee established to oversee the implementation of the Project. This Project Plan outlines the scope of the Project, and associated objectives and outcomes. It also sets out governance arrangements and how the management of the project is structured. Issues and risks are identified and an abbreviated work plan shown.