Protecting Tasmania’s raptors and the use of minimal-impact hides for education, viewing and photography.
A random act of removing a road-killed wallaby carcass from a local road near Tonia’s Tasmanian property 15 years ago has led to a major conservation effort to protect 6 species of raptor, including three threatened species: white morph Grey Goshawk, Wedge-tailed Eagle and White-bellied Sea-eagle. Tonia will outline the win:win outcome which has drastically reduced raptor deaths from vehicle collision while allowing close, minimal-impact viewing and photography of these species from a carefully-developed hide on her private 1,500-acre property.
Further benefits to the raptors have resulted from directing funds from the hire of the hide to habitat management and long-term conservation of these species.
She will also share some amazing images of these majestic birds.
Date(s) - 16/08/2019
10:00 am - 10:20 am
Osprey Lecture Theatre