A remote Tasmanian council is grappling with a roadkill problem and is looking at the option of rolling out a community awareness campaign.
Flinders Island is home to such animals as red-necked wallabies, pademelons, wombats and echidnas.
Flinders Council mayor Annie Revie said it was "sad" roadkill was a problem for the island, adding that visitor exit surveys consistently recorded the volume of roadkill as something tourists notice.
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Meanwhile, Wilderness Society campaign director Tom Allen said if one place could become roadkill-free, it was Flinders Island.
The issue comes to the fore at a time when segments of the community push for further tourism growth.
The last exit survey of Flinders Island visitors was conducted by Tourism Tasmania in 2013.
It showed an annual total of 5692 visitors came to the island by commercial air flights.
Now, six years later, it's estimated that about 8000 visitors arrive on the island's shores each year.
Cr Revie said the council only had the capacity to remove roadkill "about once a week", and even then the carcasses were merely put on the side of the road.
"When there's a lot of wildlife, quite a lot of them are killed on the road, which is sad but true," Cr Revie said. "And the council, in all honesty, doesn't have the manpower to go around every other day and remove them."
Cr Revie said one option the council was considering to mitigate the roadkill problem was creating an awareness campaign for both island residents and tourists.
The council, in all honesty, doesn't have the manpower to go around every other day and remove [roadkill].Annie Revie, Flinders mayor
"That's one of the things we're thinking about - to really, on all of our documentation that is advertising things, try to hit home to people: don't drive too fast for your own sake and for the sake of the wildlife," she said.
Flinders Island Aboriginal Association chief executive Maxine Roughley said she believed there had been an increase in roadkill on the island since farmers began installing "roo-proof" fences to keep wallabies from eating their stock and feed.
"[The animals] seem to come out to the side of the road, too, for the longer, fresh grass," Ms Roughley said.
"Most of the locals know where they're going to come out from, so there's certain areas between [Lady Barron] and Whitemark where you just slow down."
Mr Allen said there was scope for community, government and tourism bodies to "work together to make Flinders Island roadkill-free and for it to become a central part of the Flinders Island brand and reputation".
A state government spokesperson said the government was committed to protecting threatened species and "reducing roadkill throughout all of Tasmania".
"The government is acting, and our recently launched Roadkill Tas app is enhancing data collection to help develop a better understanding of roadkill hotspots which will assist all levels of government to respond to this challenge," the spokesperson said.