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Celebrating the achievements of landcarers


The Tamar Island Wetland Cares Volunteer Group has been recognised in the 2017 Landcare Tasmania Awards.More

Horsetail Falls walk now open


Visitors to the West Coast are in for some spectacular views on the new Horsetail Falls walk near Queenstown.More

Bruny Island Neck lookout re-opens


The walkways and lookout at the Bruny Island Neck will re-open to the public today, following the completion of a new, larger car park that will provide improved access to the popular lookout.More

Celebrating World Ranger Day


The Hodgman Liberal Government recognises the hard-working people working in Tasmania's national parks as part of World Ranger Day today.

The annual celebration highlights the work of rangers to protect the world's natural and cultural treasures and commemorates rangers killed or injured in the line of duty.

Tasmania's tourism industry is booming thanks in no small part to our stunning natural areas, and World Ranger Day allows us to reflect both on what is involved in managing the State's reserves and also give thanks to our Parks staff for maintaining our parks and reserves.

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service includes more than 400 staff in a wide variety of roles such as rangers, field officers, engineers, geographic information systems (GIS) specialists, visitor services officers, community engagment officers, historic heritage, interpretation and education officers, fire crews, fire management officers, accredited building, marketing, communications and administration officers.

World Ranger Day is promoted by the 63 member associations of the International Ranger Federation and its partner, the Thin Green Line Foundation. Donations to the Thin Green Line Foundation can be made at www.thingreenline.org.au