7 September 2019
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to safeguarding our natural environment and protecting the Tasmanian way of life.
The Government continues to deliver programs in a wide range of areas that are assisting in the ongoing survival of Tasmania’s threatened species, including the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program and Orange-bellied Parrot breeding program.
Earlier this year we opened the new $2.5 million Orange-bellied Parrot breeding facility at Five Mile Beach and we have continued to invest in the insurance populations of Tasmanian Devils, both here and on the mainland, which are an important part of trials to bolster wild populations.
Working in partnership at all levels of government and with universities, wildlife parks and research institutions here, interstate and internationally, we are monitoring to identify potential new threats and responding to inform and assist in threatened species management state-wide.
Additionally, the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment is working in partnership with Inland Fisheries, IMAS, the University of Tasmania, the CSIRO in researching and monitoring a range of marine and aquatic species and implementing measures to assist their ongoing survival.
Tasmania’s unique wildlife is one of our greatest assets, and the Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to protecting our threatened species to maintain the health of our ecosystem.