The Tasmanian Land Conservancy is passionate about conserving Tasmania's habitats and species.

The TLC is actively contributing to Tasmania becoming a world leader in nature conservation and sustainability.

To do this we maintain a team of experts and science innovators, guided by a skilled Conservation Science and Planning Advisory Council. We use rigorous scientific methods to guide reserve management and acquisition. We work with state and Commonwealth bodies, universities and community organisations - locally, nationally and internationally. TLC’s science strategy Knowing Nature 2016-2020 outlines our conservation priorities in the coming years.

The TLC is engaged in a range of science-based projects and collaborations, such as our carnivore and ecological monitoring programs, across our reserves. Our feature projects can be viewed below.

*Banner photograph: Andrew Browne

Bird Conservation Scholars

The Bird Conservation Fund supports applied scientific research, via an annual postgraduate scholarship focusing on critical knowledge gaps in bird conservation across Tasmania. Find out more about past recipients, and how to apply, below.


Environmental Account for Five Rivers Reserve

The TLC has developed an Environmental Account for Five Rivers Reserve, using an asset condition accounting method created by the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists. This is the first case study to be developed on a private reserve in Australia that could convert ecological monitoring data into a common unit of measurement – called Econd.


Bird Conservation Fund

The TLC's Bird Conservation Fund combines evidence-based research and ecological monitoring with direct management actions ensuring effective and long-term conservation of our birds for generations to come.


Ecological Monitoring

Ecological monitoring helps us manage our reserves and build a bank of knowledge about their natural values.


Citizen Science

The Tasmanian Land Conservancy celebrates citizen scientists and the wealth of knowledge that can be generated by engaging with our community.