Northern Tasmania contains a rich heritage of native flora and fauna, with six of Tasmania’s nine bioregions occurring in the area. While native vegetation covers around 65 per cent of the region, it also contains a significant proportion of the state’s threatened flora and fauna species. More than 180 threatened species are known to occur in the region and many are listed under the national Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
NRM North’s Flora and Fauna at a Landscape Level Program focuses on implementing activities to conserve and enhance valuable vegetation and habitat, whilst supporting productive agriculture and community enjoyment.
The program adds value to vegetation management activities being implemented by a number of groups, including the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association, the Australian Government and Private Forests Tasmania.
Flora and Fauna at a Landscape Level contains three implementation themes: