About the Project
King’s Run is a 340-hectare property in north-west Tasmania, 280 kilometres west of Launceston. The area boasts rugged coastal scenery, rich Aboriginal heritage and abundant wildlife, and is home to the world’s second-largest expanse of temperate rainforest, known as the Tarkine. The iconic Tasmanian Devil occurs in the region, and local animals remain free of the Devil Facial Tumour Disease that has devastated populations elsewhere.
In 1999, owner Geoff King ceased cattle farming on the property to allow regrowth of the native vegetation and began working to regenerate the eroded coastal dunes, with the aim of establishing a refuge for wildlife. Today, Red-necked Wallabies, Common Wombats, Short-beaked Echidnas and a host of birds thrive on the property, while the more secretive Tasmanian Devils and Spotted-tailed Quolls are regularly viewed in the early evening from a modified shack that acts as a hide, providing a highlight for visitors from around the globe.
Volunteers on King’s Run are involved in conservation activities such as regeneration of the dunes and coastal scrub, invasive flora management and fauna and flora surveys. During the 2012 / 2013 summer the WM teams will also be setting up numerous camera traps to identify as many individual devils using the refuge as possible.
Upcoming University Projects
- 20th - 25th November 2013 (Open)
- 28th November - 3rd December 2013 (Open)
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Detailed Project Description
For a full description of the project, click here to download a PDF: Kings Run Project Description.