More than 9000 hectares have been added to Tasmania’s reserve system to increase the representation of coastal heathland, wetlands and coastal scrub habitats along Tasmania’s north coast and on the Bass Strait islands.
Significant areas of threatened blue gum forest on King Island have also been reserved as well as habitat for a wide range of threatened plants and animals.
This has been an important project over recent years with 78,000 hectares of land in 1357 parcels being identified and assessed from the Crown Land Asssessment service and now formally included as conservation areas.
The new reserves for the State are:
- Boobyalla Conservation Area (2014 hectares)
- Single Tree Plain Conservation Area (1298 hectares)
- Counsel Hill Conservation Area (1212 hectares)
- Colliers Swamp Conservation Area (1090 hectares)
- Anderson Islands Conservation Area (749.8 hectares)
- Sea Elephant Conservation Area (731.3 hectares)
- Five Mile Bluff Conservation Area (681.47 hectares)
- Vansittart Island Conservation Area (673.8 hectares)
- Arthur Bay Conservation Area (558.3 hectares)
- Porky Beach Conservation Area (442.4 hectares)