Achieving Conservation Goals Through Partnerships in Tasmanian Protected Areas
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Join us on a four-day foray to spectacular Tasmania, the island state south of mainland Australia. With over 40% of the island protected by parks and reserves, Tasmania is known throughout the world for its natural beauty and conservation of natural places. Exploring the rugged Tasman Peninsular by boat, strolling in some of the world’s tallest forests and enjoying the pristine beaches of Maria Island are some of the many highlights on this tour. On this field trip, you will be introduced to a diverse range of people and projects tackling global issues. You will meet experts in fields as diverse as the fight to save the Tasmanian Devil from extinction, pest eradication on remote Antarctic Islands and fire management in Tasmania’s tall forests. The role of partnerships as a key governance response to achieving conservation outcomes will be a cross-cutting theme. Discussions in the field will be led by experts from the Tasmanian Land Conservancy, Tasmania Parks & Wildlife Service, University of Tasmania and Inala Nature Tours. You will visit three spectacular national parks - Tasman, Maria Island and Mount Field - and a fabulous private nature reserve on locally-renowned Bruny Island.
- Learn about how conservation goals have been achieved on a range of Tasmanian public and private sector reserves, including a conservation model that raises funds to protect irreplaceable sites, species and habitats by buying and managing private land.
- The challenges and lessons learnt from maintaining wild attributes of a captive species (Tasmanian Devil) in a national park.
- While circumnavigating Tasman Island, you will learn successful techniques employed in eradicating feral cats.
- Learn about the Tasmanian approach to fire management in indigenous forests.
Mt Field National Park, Tasman Peninsula, Maria Island and Bruny Island.
20- 23 November (4 days)
$1,250 per person (twin share*)
$1,570 (single room)
* If you require a twin-share room, please advise who you will be sharing with in the booking form. If you do not know who you are sharing with, Field Trip Leaders will attempt to place you with another participant (same sex). However, if no one is able to share with you, you will be liable for the single room cost (to be invoiced to you separately).
Field Trip Leader Contact
Name: Dr Tonia Cochran