Saving the Swifty - East Coast
Hobart, TAS

Location:
Hobart, TAS
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Departs from:
63 Melville Street Hobart 7000 TAS
ph:+613 6231 1779
Departure time:
8.00am

As part of our Wild Futures program, we are running a project on the East Coast of Tasmania, focused on protecting and enhancing habitat for the Swift Parrot. The Swift Parrot has been listed as ‘endangered’ under the Commonwealth’s EPBC Act and is listed as a threatened species in Tasmania. There is known forging and breeding habitat in Orford, protecting and increasing this habitat will directly benefit this vulnerable species.

Volunteers will spend time across a number of sites including; Raspins Beach Conservation Area, Millingtons Beach Conservation Area, the ’10 Minute Walking track’, West Shelly and East Shelly beaches. These sites have remnant Blue Gum and Black Gum forests, which have been distinguished as a vital component of the Swift Parrot’s breeding habitat. 

Volunteers will undertake various activities to protect the current habitat such as; weed removal and tree planting. Volunteers will also undertake surveys on sightings of both the Swift Parrot and any hollows for future management of these sites.

We will be working with the Orford Community Group and also Orford Primary School on these sites.      

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2nd October 2017
Joining this project is free. There is no overnight stay.
Wildlife Management, Weed Removal, Planting, Other
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16th October 2017
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30th October 2017
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13th November 2017
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27th November 2017
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Contact us

For more information, or for help with your booking, please contact the Hobart office on +613 6231 1779 or email hobart@conservationvolunteers.com.au