Land clearing for proposed Northern Regional Prison could harm endangered species, field naturalist fears

Adam Holmes
By Adam Holmes
Updated June 24 2020 - 5:38am, first published 5:30am
Birds documented on the proposed prison site include (clockwise from top-left) the grey goshawk, masked owl, brown goshawk, a wedge-tailed eagle nest on neighbouring property, golden whistlers and spotted pardalote (2018), mostly recorded in a series of surveys in late 2006 and 2007. Pictures: Sarah Lloyd

A Northern Tasmanian field naturalist will write to the federal environment minister to raise concerns about two endangered birds she has documented either in or near woodland proposed as the site for the $270 million Northern Regional Prison.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010

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