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Tasmanian Conservation and Climate Action Triumphs at Environment Awards

A partnership between the Tasmanian Land Conservancy (TLC) and a farming family has taken out this year's Minister's Award for Environmental Excellence.

Minister MIchelle O'Byrne congratulated the Tasmanian Land Conservancy for developing the cooperative management partnership that will see the diverse adn unique conservation values of the Vale of Belvoir protected for future generations.

The TLC acquired the Vale of Belvoir in the North West Tasmanian highlands in 2008 and has established a management partnership with the Charleston family to protect nine threatened species and four threatened vegetation communities.

The Charleston family have owned the land since settlement in the late 1800s and will continue to graz cattagle adn manage the area along with the TLC.

The Clarence City Council won the Premier's Award for Climate Action for its report on climate change impacts on coastal areas.

The Council is one of only five councils Australia wide that have assessed and recommended mitigation responses for climate change in coastal areas.