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PWS well prepared for the fire season

Preparedness activities for this year’s fire season are well underway, with Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) staff undertaking Fire Preparedness days recently.

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Overnight walker registration

An overnight bushwalker registration system for some of Tasmania’s most remote, pristine locations has been introduced to protect sensitive vegetation. Help us protect our sensitive tracks by registering your intent to walk.

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Expanding a Tasmanian national park

The Tasmanian Government is proposing to expand the Mole Creek Karst National Park to better protect the area’s unique limestone cave systems

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Comment on the TWWHA fire management plan

Feedback is sought for fire management planning in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

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TWWHA Natural Values Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

DPIPWE has finalised the TWWHA Natural Values Climate Change Adaptation Strategy 2021-2031, which aims to manage the risk and reduce the impacts of the changing climate on the TWWHA.

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TWWHA Biosecurity Strategy 2021-2031

​DPIPWE has finalised a biosecurity strategy to protect the Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area’s (TWWHA) Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) by reducing risk from invasive organisms.

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Tasmania's Next Iconic Walk Feasibility Study

Following community consultation, the feasibility study for Tasmania's Next Iconic Walk has been completed.

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Aboriginal Fire Rangers commence new burning program

In a significant step toward joint land management between the PWS and Tasmanian Aboriginal people, PWS employed Aboriginal Fire Rangers have completed their first cultural burn.

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Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area off-road tracks

To protect Aboriginal cultural heritage values, a number of tracks will remain closed to vehicles.

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Well-equipped walkers hiking in snow from Narcissus to Cynthia Bay, Lake St Clair.

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New video released – hypothermia signs, prevention and treatment

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service’s new hypothermia video about spotting the signs, preventing the onset and the treatment of hypothermia if it does occur, is a must for bushwalking preparation and it takes you through the essential steps for a safe and enjoyable walking experience.

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