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Our reserves and partnerships in Tasmania protect a total area of 7,915 hectares.
 Friendly Beaches Reserve. Photo Wayne Lawler/EcoPix.

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.

Friendly Beaches
 Liffey River. Photo Annette Ruzicka.

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.

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

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.

South Esk Pine Reserve
 Ecologist Matt Appleby works with farmers in the Midlands. Photo Annette Ruzicka.

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.

Tasmanian Midlands partnership
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