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New picnic facilities for Penny's Lagoon

08/08/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed the construction of a new picnic shelter at Penny's Lagoon within the Lavinia State Reserve on King Island.
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Celebrating World Ranger Day

31/07/2018

The work of Tasmania's rangers is vital in the daily management of our 19 national parks and more than 800 reserves, encompassing approximately 50 per cent of the State.
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Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation

22/03/2018

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

Cloudy Bay Marine Conservation Area

The Cloudy Bay Lagoon Marine Conservation Area is located within Cloudy Bay Lagoon in the south of Bruny Island.

Cloudy Bay Marine Conservation Area 

The reserve occupies 480.1 hectares and incorporates the Cloudy Bay Lagoon inlet system which contains seagrass and shallow sediment microalgae, a highly productive environment. The inlet is of high conservation value and is considered to be the most pristine marine inlet in the Bruny Bioregion.

The area was proclaimed a conservation area under the Nature Conservation Act 2002 on 9 December 2009. This reserve class provides for the protection and maintenance of the natural and cultural values of the area and the sustainable use of natural resources.

Fishing is permitted in the reserve. Rules and regulations relating to recreational fishing in Tasmania can be found in the Recreational Sea Fishing Guide.