Author: Marg Graham

  • Energy Forum Presentations

    The forum held on March 14th was a very interesting and informative session. TasNetwork presenters Laura Jones and Michael Verrier elaborated on their prepared slides, that related sometimes quite technical details, in a manner that was accessible to every one present and clearly demonstrated their professionalism and expertise. Questions after each presentation afforded more clarification […]

  • Cat Projects update Feb 2019

    Kaylene Allan – Cat Management Officer, Kingborough Council, reports here on the many and various activities that have been undertaken on Bruny Island since June 2018. Bruny Islanders are invited to submit their views on the By Law and cat management in these two surveys. Bruny Island Cat Management Bruny Island Cat By Law

  • Bruny Island Cat Management Project May 2018 Update

    For the latest information about the various activities happening on Bruny Island in relation to feral and domestic cat management see the document here by Kaylene Allan, Cat Management Officer at Kingborough Council. Topics covered in this update are: Control of stray and feral cats Management of domestic cats – Bruny Island Cat By-law to be […]

  • Little Penguin adoption of under-road culverts, Bruny Island 2017/18

    A success story  As part of the Department of State Growth’s Bruny Main Road upgrade project, seven under-road culverts and associated penguin fences were installed before the 2017/18 Little Penguin Eudyptula minor breeding season at the Neck colony. As the numbers of returning penguins increased as the breeding season progressed, so did their adoption and […]

  • Inside with Cats

    Inside with Cats is a partnership between Kingborough Council, Ten Lives Cat Centre, Tasmanian Conservation Trust and the Bruny Island Environment Network. This series of 5 videos  introduces six Kingborough cats (along with their humans), who are embracing life on the inside. Inside with Cats is not just about containing cats inside a house, it […]

  • Call for Moratorium on Salmon Farm expansion in Storm Bay

    Three community groups on Bruny Island joined to call for a moratorium on proposed expansion of finfish farming in Storm Bay. Friends of North Bruny Inc. (FONB),  Bruny Island Comm- unity Association (BICA) and the Bruny Island Environment Network (BIEN) today announced they are joining forces to demand a moratorium on expansion of finfish farming […]

  • Design ideas for cat confinement

    The article here highlights the many benefits of keeping your pet cat confined.  As  the author states “Cats have contributed to the extinction of dozens of Australia’s native mammals and birds, and are listed as a key threat to many currently endangered animals. Due to these devastating effects, there have been calls for pet cats […]

  • Felix is Environmental Champion for 2017

    It was with great pleasure that I presented the Shaun Bromfield Environmental Champion Award to Felix O’Meara at the Bruny Island District School Final Assembly on Dec 18th. This is an annual award donated by BIEN in memory of founding member, Shaun Bromfield. Felix is a fine young champion who at a very young age […]

  • Media Release – 25 June 2017

    BRUNY ISLAND COMMUNITY GROUPS TO PULL OUT OF GOVERNMENT’S TOURISM PLANNING PROCESS Community groups on Bruny Island have voted to withdraw from the Government’s tourism planning process. The Bruny Island Community Association (BICA) and the Bruny Island Environment Network (BIEN) have taken this stand because they say that the current tourism destination planning process does […]

  • Bruny Island Cat Control Project – Update by Jenny Boyer

    In this article Jenny Boyer gives an update on the Federally funded feral cat project, Kingborough Council progress on domestic cat control, the recent Wildlife Monitoring project and suggests the use of Feral Scan phone app to record any sightings you have of feral species on Bruny. “At the end of May I attended a […]