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Fuel reduction burns to protect remote World Heritage Wilderness


A number of large-scale fuel reduction burns will take place within remote areas of the Southwest, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers and Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair national parks and the Southwest Conservation Area over the coming months.More

Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation


Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.More

Upgraded Julius River bridges improve visitor access


Bridge upgrades at the Julius River Regional Reserve are now complete.More

Viewing platform upgrades for Rocky Cape's Aboriginal heritage sites


Two viewing platforms have been replaced as part of visitor facility improvements at Rocky Cape National Park on the North-West Coast. The platforms are at the Lee Archer Cave and South Cave sites, which have highly significant Aboriginal heritage values.

These sites contain considerable cultural material in the form of middens and artefacts that have been deposited over many thousands of years. The caves are still used by the Tasmanian Aboriginal community for shelter and ceremony.

Archaeological study of the Aboriginal sites within the national park has revealed important historical information on the cultural practices, as well as the lifestyle and migration routes of Tasmanian Aboriginals, further highlighting the importance of preserving these signficant sites.

The $80,000 project was funded by the Tourism Infrastructure in Parks fund.