Completed projects

TPT is involved with several long-term monitoring projects and several shorter-term projects which have been funded from various sources. This page provides a brief description of projects which are completed and their outcomes. To download full reports, you must be a registered volunteer.


 2008
Threatened Orchid Conservation in Tasmania (TSN)
Start Date: September, 2008End Date: April, 2010
Tasmania has 32 EPBC listed orchids, making threatened orchid conservation a high priority for the state. This project contributed to threatened orchid conservation both by implementing effective on-ground recovery actions, and by providing training in orchid conservation and management to the wider community. Two DVDs were produced: one on orchid monitoring and the other on ecological burning.
Link for download (only TPT/Wildcare members are allowed to download)
 2009
Monitoring lichens and shrubs at Pontville
Start Date: January, 2009End Date: December, 2012
The monitoring is designed to answer the following questions: (1) Lichens: Rate of recolonisation following fire? Any difference in the two species response to fire? Any difference in habitat preference? (2) Woody shrubs: Are the species capable of resprouting or are they obligate seeders? Presence/longevity of soil-stored seed bank? Age to maturity?
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 2010
Support to Threatened Species--Tasmanian Midlands
Start Date: April, 2010End Date: September, 2011
The Tasmanian Midlands is a biodiversity hotspot with a large number of threatened plant species as nearly all land in the area is used for grazing. About 2% of the land is in public reserves and a growing number of covenants over high conservation value private property provide a range of protected areas. Improving the vegetation condition for critically endangered plant species (under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) is urgent in this region. This project undertook vegetation surveys to increase knowledge about locations and population sizes of threatened species. Key populations were then monitored under varying conditions to better understand their life cycle. Seed was collected from areas where populations were at extreme risk.
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