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Bollywood dancing at Mount Field (photograph: Jonathan Wherrett)

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Fire season preparation is well underway

As the fire season nears, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) staff have been busy with the annual fire season preparation program.

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Campfire restrictions in national parks and reserves

Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will come in to place from Saturday 28th September at identified Parks and Wildlife Service campgrounds around the State to help reduce the risk of bushfires.

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Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park

Public comment is invited on the draft Tasman National Park Fly Neighbourly Advice.

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Hybrid diesel-electric shuttle buses at Cradle Mountain

When you next visit Cradle Mountain you will be able to step aboard one of the new hybrid, diesel-electric, shuttle buses on your trip to Dove Lake. These new buses will reduce emissions and deliver a quieter, all mobility friendly, visitor experience within the Park.

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AFAC Independent Operational Review of the 2018-19 bushfires

The 2018-19 Bushfire season in Tasmania experienced multiple bands of lightning, leaving in their wake an unprecedented number of lightning ignitions in remote wilderness locations sparking over 70 fires.

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Improved Park Pass System for our National Parks

The Parks and Wildlife Service will implement a new park pass system for our national parks in May 2020.

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Tasmania's Next Iconic Walk to showcase our wild West Coast

Tasmania’s next iconic walk revealed!

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The Freycinet Peninsula Master Plan has been finalised

The Freycinet Peninsula Master Plan has been released.

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Planned burn success on Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area sites

The Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) experienced significant wildfire events between the months of January and March this year, yet there are still areas that require pro-active fire management for the protection and conservation of the area’s Outstanding Universal Values.

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