Discovery Program explores parks and reserves
The Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage Michelle O'Byrne is encouraging Tasmanians to enjoy the State's parks and reserves during the summer holiday break through the Discovery Program.
Maria Island re-opens to visitors
The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is pleased to advise that Maria Island National Park is once again open to visitors as of today.
Volunteer Campground Hosts Sought for Cockle Creek
The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) 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.
Community consultation on Bay of Fires boundaries
Tasmanians are encouraged to comment on proposed boundaries to define the State's newest national park. In March 2009, the Premier announced the State Government's intention to establish the Bay of Fires National Park on Tasmania's north-east coast.
Innovative interpretation in 'A Bird in the Hand'
The comical call of the Tasmanian native hen and the evocative cry of the black currawong are some of the bird calls featured in a new Apple iPod/iPhone Application (app) officially launched today by the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS).
Free Open Day to Celebrate World Parks Day
The Parks and Wildlife Service is inviting Tasmanians and visitors to enjoy the State's many parks and reserves with free entry to national parks on World Parks Day, Saturday, 19 September.
Illegal wood cutting threatens reserves
The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is concerned that an increase in illegal wood cutting is threatening the values of conservation reserves in south-eastern Tasmania.
The Nut to be upgraded
One of Tasmania's iconic landmarks, the Nut at Stanley, will get a major upgrade.
Coastal conservation boosted by major donation
Coastal conservation in Tasmania received a boost this week with a donation of $25,000 to the WILDCARE Tasmanian Coast Conservation Fund by award winning tourism operator Robert Pennicott of Bruny Island Charters and Tasman Island Cruises.
West Point Road improvements
Access to a popular coastal recreational destination, the West Point State Reserve on Tasmania's West Coast, has been improved with the completion of roadworks by the Parks and Wildlife Service.
Maria Island access
The Parks and Wildlife Service wishes to advise that the Maria Island Ferry and Eco Cruises will not be operating its ferry service to Maria Island during the period 23rd June to 14 July, 2009.
Dogs on a mission
Five young springer spaniels belonging to New South Wales dog training contractor Steve Austin passed their interim assessment last week after being put through their paces by Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project dog training coordinator John Cheyne.
Comments sought on Ben Lomond Ski Slope Plan
The possibility of snow-making, terrain parks and slope grooming are discussed in a Draft Ski Slope Plan for Ben Lomond National Park released today by the Parks and Wildlife Service.
Calls for public consultation for track strategy
The Minister for Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts, Michelle O'Byrne, welcomed the Parks and Wildlife Service draft strategy for the Trevallyn and Kate Reed nature recreation areas and called for public comment on it.
Volunteers praised for convict site restoration
Volunteers from four continents have helped to collect bricks, remove weeds and lime-wash walls to prepare one of Tasmania's major convict sites for nomination to the World Heritage List.
New interpretation signs enhance Cape Tourville experience
Innovative interpretation signs at Cape Tourville in Freycinet National Park will give visitors an insight into the values and history of the park, including background about the French naval hero after whom the cape is named.
King Island whale stranding
Efforts by rescue crews and volunteers have saved 54 pilot whales and 5 dolphins stranded on Naracoopa Beach at King Island.
New guide for Port Davey marine reserve
A new visitors' guide and map and notes is now available for the Port Davey Marine Reserve, one of Australia's most pristine and unusual estuaries.
Celebrate World Wetlands Day
World Wetlands Day will be celebrated by the Parks and Wildlife Service in three locations across the State on Monday, February 2, 2009.
Campers urged to take care with campfires
The Parks and Wildlife Service is urging campers to take extreme care with campfires in areas where they are permitted during periods of high fire danger.
Bushfire safety advice for bushwalkers
Safety advice that may help bushwalkers to survive should they be caught in a bushfire has been included in a revised version of the Parks and Wildlife Service's safety information booklet, 'Before You Walk', the Ac
Penguin kills continue at West Ulverstone
An investigation by the Parks and Wildlife Service into penguin deaths on West Ulverstone beaches has widened with more than one dog now thought to be responsible.
Fire Danger Closes Park Walking Tracks
The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that walking tracks at Freycinet, Maria Island and Douglas-Apsley national parks will be closed tomorrow (22 January) due to the very high fire danger.