Geoconservation

​​​​​​​​​Geoconservation aims to preserve the natural diversity of our non-living environment (our geodiversity). This means protecting significant examples of:
  • bedrock features
  • landforms
  • soil features and processes.

In this Topic

  • About Geoconservation
    Geoconservation is an essential part of bioconservation, as geodiversity provides the variety of environments and environmental pressures which directly influence biodiversity.
  • Tasmanian Geoconservation Database
    The Tasmanian Geoconservation Database is a database of significant geological, geomorphological and soil sites in Tasmania.
  • Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems
    Subterranean ecosystems support specialised life forms.
  • Karst
    A definition of karst formations and their locations in Tasmania.
  • Wave Wake and Erosion
    Information for boat owners on reducing wave wake to avoid erosion of the banks of waterways.
  • Geoscientific Collection Permits
    The collection of any earth materials (minerals, rock, soil, fossils etc.) from public land generally requires a permit.

Contact

Geoconservation Enquiries
Geoconservation Section
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 4401
Email: Geoconservation.Enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au