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Oyster Cove Indigenous Protected Area

Category: Place
Date: 1 July 1999
Sub Category:Indigenous Protected Area
Place:30 km south of Hobart
State/Country:Tasmania, Australia
Subject Matter:Environmental Heritage | Land Management
Summary Information:
Oyster Cove was declared an Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) in July 1999.The IPA covers 32 hectares and is managed by the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre. The area was returned to the Tasmanian Aboriginal community under the Aboriginal Lands Act 1995. Management of the land includes removing exotic weeds, feral cats and rabbits. Forests in the area contain nocturnal mammals, reptiles and birds, and the wetland mudflats contain crabs, oysters and mussels.
Detailed Information:
Further management activities include revegetation projects, interpretation of cultural sites, establishment of walking tracks for visitors and general visitor management. Work is conducted in accordance with a land management plan with an emphasis on environmental rehabilitation and sustainable land use.

Related Entries

  • Financial Assistance Agreement
  • Oyster Cove Financial Assistance Agreement
  • Organisation
  • Natural Heritage Trust
  • Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre
  • Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania
  • Event
  • Oyster Cove Land Transfer
  • Legislation
  • Aboriginal Lands Act 1995 (Tas)
  • People
  • Tasmanian Aboriginal community
  • Policy/Strategy
  • National Reserve System Program

  • References

    Environment Australia (Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Heritage (2002) Indigenous Communities & the Environment. Indigenous Protected Areas: Oyster and Risdon Coves Indigenous Protected Areas


    Oyster Cove Financial Assistance Agreement Map - ( Image | PDF | Thumbnail)


    Indigenous Protected Area (Australia) | Indigenous Protected Areas Programme (Australia)

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