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RAPTOR REFUGE A NET SUCCESS | Craig Webb is passionate about helping wildlife in need. As a certified Wildlife Carer, he pursues a particular love of raptors — those magnificent birds of prey that now include one of Tasmania’s most endangered natural inhabitants, the Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle. Read more here

A DEVIL IN DISGUISE | For all their blustering, open-jawed aggression, Tasmanian Devils are basically wimps according to those who handle them day by day. Patsy Hollis investigates their undeserved profile and their sad decimation by a vigorous facial cancer that evades solution. More here.

MEMORIES OF THE FURNEAUX GROUP | A sea kayaking trip to Flinders Island in the Furneaux group was Jeff Jennings' first serious sea kayaking trip in 1983. Since then, he says: "I have lost count of how many times I have returned to this gaggle of islands as a member of the Maatsuyker Canoe Club". Share the adventure here.

DESTINATION: FLINDERS ISLAND | Kim Rumbold, winner of the 2004 Premier's Dombrovskis Wilderness Award for her evocative photography, recently visited the 'grand old granite island' of Flinders for the portfolio we feature here

BUTTERFLIES OF TASMANIA | Less than 40 species of butterflies are native to Tasmania — and skippers, swallowtails, browns and blues are the romantic names for the four major groups to which they belong. Dr Phil Bell reveals more here.



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Leatherwood Online, Tasmania's Journal of Discovery, is proud to present our new section dedicated to "wild Tasmania".

Our island state boasts a significant number of unique and endemic plants and animals, and is also a world-famous outdoor playground for adventure travel, extreme sports, photography and wild destinations.



A Tawny Frogmouth graduates from the Raptor refuge





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