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Donate to the Tasmanian Conservation Trust

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By donating to the TCT you are helping protect Tasmania's beautiful natural environment. We have a proud history of conservation outcomes in Tasmania including establishing the Mt Wellington Reserve, playing an pivotal role stopping the Super Trawler and Tamar Valley Pulp Mill as well as countless local projects.

A donation to the TCT supports work on all of our current campaigns. Some of the most prominent examples are listed here.

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By making a donation to the TCT you will help protect Tasmania's unique natural values. For more information on any of these campaigns please contact us today.

Roll Back Gutwein's Planning Scheme

In 2015 the Tasmanian Planning Minister, Peter Gutwein introduced the State Planning Provisions (SPP). The SPP has changed the entire State's approach to planning. The TCT is concerned that these new laws give the Planning Minister the ability to make statewide changes and revisions without consultation.

Under the SPP it will be easier for development to occur in National Parks, reserves and on Crown land. It is vitally important that any new development in these areas be subject to rigorous scrutiny and planning process. But under the SPP the level of public oversight will decrease. Councils ability to scrutinise developments that are categorised as 'permitted' will be reduced. 

Stop the Expansion of Fish Farms

Tasmania has a large number of inshore fish farms that produce Atlantic Salmon and Ocean Trout. Fecal waste drifts out of the fish farms, along with excess nutrient feed. This causes a range of issues including de-oxygenation of the water and local environmental pollution. This pollutes areas of Tasmania's coastline, damaging valuable habitat and introducing disease to native fish.

Protect Threatened Species

One of the biggest threats to native Tasmanian wildlife is the use of 1080 poison. The Tasmanian Conservation Trust is calling for a total ban on the use of 1080 to kill native wildlife. Alternative non-lethal methods of controlling native wildlife on farmland are widely available. TCT works with the state government to assist farmers in applying these methods.

Cat Containment

Our recent cat containment survey found that a majority of people support cat containment. This is for the cat's own safety and for the safety of our native wildlife. However, many cat owners identified barriers to containing their cats including cost and difficulty of building an enclosure. By donating to this project you can help cat owners access practical guides, expert advice and subsidised materials to build cat enclosures.

Save Tasmania's Old Growth Forests

One of the biggest threats to Tasmania's old growth forests is clear felling on private land. There are over 800,000 hectares of untouched forest and native vegetation that we must work together to protect. We aim to work with the farmers and other land owners to ensure they protect their forests and have the resources to manage them to reduce threats. Many farmers and other land owners are doing great work to protect forests on their land. If given some assistance many more land owners can also protect their forests and manage the threats.

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