Tasmania

Last updated: Friday 27 May, 2016

Total land protected by reserves: 402 hectares

Friendly Beaches Reserves

Map of Friendly Beaches Reserve

Friendly Beaches Reserve helps protect one of the few natural coastal systems remaining on the east coast of Tasmania. The coastal heath and the forests are known habitat for the nationally endangered Tasmanian devil.

Established: 1997
Area: 121 hectares
Location: 190km north east of Hobart

Liffey Valley Reserves

Map of Liffey Valley Reserves

The birthplace of Bush Heritage, we have 4 reserves in the area - Liffey River, Coalmine Creek, Dry's Bluff and Oura Oura. In 2013 Liffey River and Coalmine Creek were included in a 170,000 hectare expansion of the 1.4 million hectare Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Established: 1991
Area: 287 hectares
Location: 55km south west of Launceston

South Esk Pine Reserve

Map of South Esk Pine Reserve

The South Esk pine trees growing on the banks of the Apsley River just north of Tasmania's Freycinet National Park typically rely on fire to release seeds, yet if those same fires are too hot or reoccur too frequently they can't survive. This reserve is among the largest stands of this sub-species left in the world.

Established: 1998
Area: 6.8 hectares
Location: 175km north east of Hobart

Tasmanian Midlands

Tasmanian Midlands Landscape Project

Laying between Tasmania's Eastern and Great Western Tiers is one of Australia's 15 national biodiversity hotspots – the woodlands and grassy lowland plains of the Tasmanian Midlands. We help landholders protect the plants, animals and natural features of the region through the Tasmanian Midlandscapes Project.

Established: 2013
Participating properties: 10
Location: Central eastern Tasmania

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