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Explore Three Capes this August

12/07/2018

Tasmania's award-winning Three Capes Track has been a runaway hit with walkers, with more than 28,000 local, national and international visitors completing it since it opened in December 2015.More

Flags fly at Mount Nelson once again

26/06/2018

Tasmania's first signal station has been restored more than 200 years since it began operation on Mount Nelson.
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Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation

22/03/2018

Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.More

Information on Tasmania's buttongrass moorlands now online

30/09/2004

A distinctive feature of western Tasmania, buttongrass moorlands harbour a rich diversity of plant species and provide important habitat for many animals. Buttongrass moorlands occupy some of the most nutrient poor situations to be found in the world and are one of the most fire-adapted ecosystems to have evolved.

In Tasmania buttongrass moorlands occupy more than one million hectares, approximately one seventh of the island. Learn more about this distinctive plant community at our new web page on buttongrass moorlands.

The soils in coastal areas are usually deficient in major nutrients, high in salt spray and generally lacking in water, and consequently are very harsh environments for plants to grow in. Many plants have adapted and flourish in the harsh coastal environment. Discover Tasmania's coastal vegetation at our new web page.