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Our reserves and partnerships in Tasmania protect a total area of 8,009 hectares.

Friendly Beaches

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

Adjoining Freycinet National Park, Friendly Beaches Reserve helps protect one of the few natural coastal systems remaining on the east coast of Tasmania. Coastal heath and forests are known habitat for endangered Tassie Devils.

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Friendly Beaches Reserve. Photo Wayne Lawler/EcoPix.

Liffey Valley

Established: 1991
Area: 381 ha
Location: 55km south-west of Launceston

The birthplace of Bush Heritage, we have 5 reserves in the area - Liffey River, Coalmine Creek, Drys Bluff, Glovers Flat and Oura Oura. In 2013 Liffey River and Coalmine Creek were included in a 170,000 hectare expansion of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

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Liffey River. Photo Annette Ruzicka.

South Esk Pine

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

South Esk Pine trees on the banks of the Apsley River, just north of Freycinet National Park, typically rely on fire to release seeds. But if fires are too hot or too frequent, they can't survive. This reserve is among the largest stands of this sub-species left in the world.

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Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos at South Esk Pine Reserve. Photo Wayne Lawler/EcoPix.

Tasmanian Midlands

Established: 2013
Area: 7,500 hectares
Participating properties: 15

Between the 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 local farmers conserve biodiversity through the Tasmanian Midlandscapes Project.

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Ecologist Matt Appleby works with farmers in the Midlands. Photo Annette Ruzicka.