The Biodiversity Program's aim is to maintain and enhance landscape function for biodiversity, with a focus on protecting habitat for EPBC species and communities and RAMSAR wetland values in Northern Tasmania.
The Big Picture
The NRM North region comprises approximately 60% natural landscapes which support native species, communities and ecosystems that have experienced minimal human impacts. These biodiversity-rich natural landscapes are highly valued by the community for their intrinsic value and the way that they characterise Tasmania and the sense of place for our communities. They also underpin much of our economy, and are of high value to Tasmania’s growing tourism industry.
The biodiversity values within our natural landscapes are under increasing threat from habitat loss and modification from changing land use and development pressures, weeds, pests and diseases, climate change, and natural disasters such as floods, drought and fire. There is an opportunity to work with both public and private land managers to implement on-ground action and to support policy and planning initiatives to buffer the impacts of these threats and pressures on our biodiversity.
The Biodiversity Program aims to protect and enhance native habitat and landscape function, with a focus on high value natural assets including threatened species and ecological communities, endemic species and Ramsar wetland sites. The priority natural assets and associated actions have been selected based on NRM North’s capacity to achieve long term positive outcomes by increasing community awareness and involvement and working with a range of partners across land tenures.
The target biodiversity assets NRM North will focus on between 2015-2025 include:
You can learn more about the Biodiversity Program in the NRM North Strategic Plan 2019-2023.
Safeguarding northern Tasmania as a refuge for Eastern Barred Bandicoot.
Promoting the expansion and recovery of Giant Freshwater Lobster.
Reducing threats to Hooded Plover breeding success in northern Tasmania.
Supporting small landholders to care for their natural resources.
Reducing threats to the Floodplain Lower Ringarooma River Ramsar site.
Working with community, government and key stakeholders to promote responsible cat management across Tasmania.
Improving land management practices of communities and landholders to increase the vegetation and biodiversity of productive landscapes.