The truwana Rangers were formed in 2015 to undertake land and sea management work on Cape Barren Island.
Cape Barren Island is located off the north-east coast of Tasmania and spans 47,840 hectares. It is the second largest island of the Furneaux Group in Bass Strait. Most of its residents are descended from European sealers and Aboriginal women who originally settled on smaller nearby islands, but relocated to Cape Barren Island in the late 1870s.
Cape Barren Island’s East Coast Lagoons are an internationally listed wetland that support threatened plants and ecological communities such as the Oyster Bay pine forest.
The rangers undertake activities such as fire management and weed control, with this work helping to maintain suitable habitats for the island’s wildlife. This includes Australia’s only native goose, the Cape Barren Goose.