Weeds and Feral Animals


Weeds which may be encroaching on the World Heritage Area include Foxgloves, Holly, Spanish Heath, Sycamore, Elisha’s tear (Himalayan honeysuckle) and Californian thistle.

Spurge laurel (Daphne Laureola) is another potential weed discovered recently not far from the World Heritage Area at Western Creek and Lorinna. We have been working actively on this weed on private land at Western Creek. A flyer describing the plant can be downloaded here.

Feral Animals:

Feral animals include deer, cats and dogs. The recent deer cull by the Tasmanian State Government using professional shooters in helicopters with thermal imaging has removed more than 1000 deer from the Central Plateau portion of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.