Seal saved from agonising fate
The danger posed by marine debris to wildlife was highlighted on the East Coast on Sunday when a juvenile New Zealand fur seal was saved from an agonizing fate by Parks and Wildlife Service officers.
Input Sought on Mt Field Site Plan
The Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking public input into the development of a new site plan for the Russell Falls Visitor Services Zone.
Rescued whales swimming freely in Bass Strait
Satellite tracking devices fitted to five whales that were rescued following a mass stranding at Stanley on Saturday indicate the whales are swimming freely in deep water in Bass Strait.
Free cave tours to celebrate cave centenary
Free cave tours will be held at King Solomon's Cave at the Mole Creek Karst National Park this weekend to celebrate the cave's centenary, the Minister for Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts, Michelle O'Byrne, announced today.
Mystery Creek Cave reopens
The Mystery Creek Cave system in the Southwest National Park has re-opened to the public this week.
New hut welcomes walkers on the Overland Track
Tasmanians walking the Overland Track this summer will be able to enjoy the comfort of a new environmentally efficient hut at Windy Ridge, the Minister for Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts, Michelle O'Byrne, announced today.
Bird River Walking Track closed temporarily
The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that due to a landslip, the Bird River walking track to Kelly Basin (southwest of Strahan) will be closed from today for approximately one week for track repairs.
Volunteer campground hosts sought for Cockle Creek
The Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking people with a passion for the beautiful Cockle Creek area in Tasmania's far south area to be volunteer campground hosts for several weeks during the coming summer.
Research into fire fighters' fitness
The Minister for Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts, Michelle O'Byrne today said that interstate researchers would use a fuel reduction burn at Ansons Bay in the State's north-east this weekend to conduct physiological research on fire fighters.
Fire closes tracks at Rocky Cape National Park
Three tracks within Rocky Cape National Park; the Anniversary Bay Circuit, Banskia Grove track and the Lee Archer Cave tracks will be closed temporarily due to bushfire activity in the area
Prospect office closed to public
The Northern Region Parks and Wildlife Service Office located at Prospect will be closed to the public from Friday 17 October 2008 to Monday 20 October 2008.
NSW fundraiser no connection to Tasmania
Tasmania's Parks and Wildlife Service has no connection with a telephone fundraising campaign being conducted by the New South Wales-based Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife.
Cooperative fuel reduction burning planned
A series of fuel reduction burns will be conducted this month in Tasmania's North-East and on the West Coast as part of the inter-agency Fuel Reduction Burning Program.
Sustainable mountain biking in parks and reserves
The Parks and Wildlife Service is working to deliver sustainable mountain bike recreation areas in two popular Tasmanian reserves, the Minister for Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts, Michelle O'Byrne, said today.
Volunteer caretakers sought for Maatsuyker Island
The Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking self-sufficient volunteers able to withstand the buffeting Roaring Forties for a four or six month stint at Australia's southernmost lighthouse on Maatsuyker Island.
Marakoopa Cave Re-opens
Marakoopa Cave at the Mole Creek Karst National Park has re-opened, six weeks after a rock fall near the entrance resulted in the cave being closed to the public.
Temporary Closure of Sandy Cape Track
The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that the Sandy Cape Track on Tasmania's West Coast will be closed temporarily to all traffic from 8 August, 2008.
World Heritage Committee Report
A high-level international report on the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area has recognised the State's sound stewardship of one of the world's unique wilderness areas.
Tourism opportunity at Low Head
The State Government is seeking expressions of interest for commercial operations at the historic Low Head maritime site.
Overland Track management delivers
The Minister for Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts, Michelle O'Byrne, today released a report showing that improved management of the Overland Track was ensuring the popular walk remained sustainable into the future.
Bad Signs for coastal vegetation vandals
The Minister for Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts, Michelle O'Byrne, today said large deterrent signs and screens could soon be erected in areas where coastal vegetation had been illegally removed or damaged in reserves.
Restricted access to Maria Island
Intending visitors to Maria Island are advised that public access to Maria Island National Park will be restricted temporarily for a period of two weeks for a wildlife management program.
Southport Lagoon road rehabilitated
Rehabilitation of a former access road into the Southport Lagoon Conservation Area has been completed, reinstating the area's conservation values and discouraging illegal vehicle activity.
Report Highlights the Value of Parks
A new report The Value of Parks focuses on the integral role of parks in the social, cultural, environmental and economic health of local communities.
Restoration of Freycinet's historic Cooks Hut
Volunteers from Friends of Freycinet and Parks and Wildlife Service staff spent the weekend celebrating the end of the restoration of historic Cooks Hut on the Freycinet Peninsula, following a working bee last week.
Western Explorer Road
The Western Explorer Road on the West Coast is likely to remain closed for up to two months in the aftermath of the recent large bushfire in the area.
Archaeological Survey of Macquarie Harbour
Students from Tasmania, South Australia and Queensland are visiting the West Coast this week to help add to the knowledge of the penal settlement within Macquarie Harbour.
Macquarie Island visit assists in project planning
A recent visit to the Macquarie Island Nature Reserve and World Heritage Area 1500 kilometres south-east of Tasmania has given Parks and Wildlife Service staff a first-hand look at the issues involved in eradicating rabbits, rats and mice in the challengi
Fuel reduction burn program beginning soon
A multi-agency fuel reduction burn program aimed at reducing the risks of bushfires will begin in several areas of the State as soon as weather conditions permit.
Walking tracks closed due to fire danger
The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that walking tracks in Freycinet, Maria Island and the Douglas Apsley national parks will be closed today, Friday, 14 March due to the high fire danger.
Adamsfield Conservation Area re-opens
The Adamsfield Conservation Area in the south of the State re-opened today following clean-up operations after a fire in the Packers Spur area in December resulted in the closure of a number of tracks.
Value Of World Heritage Area highlighted in chytrid report
The significance of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) in protecting the State's wildlife has been highlighted with a recently completed study into the distribution of a fungal disease that is threatening frog populations around the worl
Ben Lomond roadworks under way
Road access to the village of Ben Lomond in Ben Lomond National Park will be restricted from 25 February to 24 April 2008 because of roadworks at Jacobs Ladder.
Open Day to Discuss Proposed Three Capes Track
The Parks and Wildlife Service is encouraging people who would like to know more about the proposed Three Capes Track on the Tasman Peninsula to attend an open day that will be held at Eaglehawk Neck this weekend.
Celebrate World Wetlands Day Tomorrow
World Wetlands Day tomorrow will be celebrated by the Parks and Wildlife Service with Discovery Ranger activities around the state including activities at the Tamar Island Wetlands Centre in Launceston.
New volunteer caretakers for Schouten Island
Volunteer caretakers on Schouten Island, at the southern end of Freycinet National Park, will provide information to the increasing number of island visitors and record valuable information during the peak summer period.
Low Head visit
The Minister for Tourism, Arts and the Environment, Paula Wriedt, met with community groups and commercial operators associated with the Low Head Pilot Station yesterday.
Fire danger forces walking track closures
The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that a number of walking tracks at Freycinet and Douglas Apsley national parks will be closed today (January 11) due to a fire danger warning for the area.
Dogs suspected over penguin deaths
The Parks and Wildlife Service suspects that dogs are responsible for the deaths of seven little penguins at Lillico Conservation Area near Devonport early on Wednesday.
Busy times in national parks
Tasmania's national parks are abuzz with visitors who are making the most of good weather and ideal walking conditions.