The Tasmanian Conservationist

TCT HAS BEEN WRITING ON CONSERVATION ISSUES IN TASMANIA FOR 50 YEARS.

As such we have a large volume of written resources. Our periodical newsletter is reproduced here, with the most recent posts appearing first, keep scrolling down to see posts in chronological order.

If you are looking for something specific you can use this search function to find past articles.

Search by keywords that you think may appear in the article. For instance, if looking for information on the Super Trawler, search "Super Trawler". We also publish our Submissions and Policy documents online. Below are some of our most common topics.

Australia’s Recycling Crisis: Will Our Recycling Bins Still Be Collected?

Australia’s Recycling Crisis: Will Our Recycling Bins Still Be Collected?

On 1 January 2018 China’s National Sword Policy came into effect, reducing acceptable contamination levels for 24 types of recyclable materials to between 0.5% and 1.0% (down from 5%). For Australia, the biggest impact will be on paper, cardboard and plastics. There is likely to be little impact on recycling of metals because Australia exports most of its recyclable metals to countries other than China.

Inside With Cats - the Stories of Happy Contained Cats

Inside With Cats -  the Stories of Happy Contained Cats

Over 65 people joined us to launch the stories of our five Tasmanian film star cats (along with their humans), who have embraced life on the inside. Inside with Cats video series is an exciting collaboration that aims to demonstrate (through story) that we can experience the joys and benefits of cat ownership while protecting wildlife and keeping neighbours happy. 

Bruny Island Cat Management Project

Bruny Island Cat Management Project

Bruny Island has been selected by the Federal Government as one of five islands in Australia to progress feral cat eradication. This is in recognition of the potential threat that feral cats pose to the significant biodiversity values of the island. The Federal Government has committed three years of funding to kick start the process. This exciting project also offers a case study for other cat management programs across the state.