A large group of particapants following a bollywood dance routine on the lawns of Mount Field National Park
Bollywood dancing at Mount Field (photograph: Jonathan Wherrett)

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Staff find their green thumbs in native plant nursery

PWS staff at the Leven Field Centre in Ulverstone have designed and built a nursery, which currently houses more than 20 species of locally endemic plants.

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Celebrating World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day (WWD) aims to raise global awareness about the importance of wetlands for the environment and the public and 2 February marks the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) in Ramsar, Iran in 1971.

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Firefighters elevate skills with helicopter winch training

​Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) fire crews have bolstered their capacity to respond to fires in remote areas with an additional 35 personnel undertaking winch training this season.

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Abbey's trail ride opens door to her love of nature

Everybody loves to get out and explore nature, especially when it involves our national parks, however this can be easier said than done for some.

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Have your say on Reserve Activity Assessment Consultation Paper

The public is invited to have their say on a Consultation Paper as part of the Reserve Activity Assessment (RAA) Review.

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Ben Lomond snowmaking feasibility study released

A report assessing the viability of snowmaking at Ben Lomond National Park has been released.

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Fighting fire with early detection and rapid response technology

This fire season we’ve introduced two new tools to our firefighting arsenal – a forward command trailer and portable camera unit – increasing our ability to support fire teams in remote locations.

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New Dove Lake boardwalk now open

A new boardwalk at Dove Lake in the iconic Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park has been officially opened to the public.

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Changes to booking system at Hastings Caves

With the Christmas holidays fast approaching, so is the demand for cave tours at the popular tourist destination of Hastings Caves.

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