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Mt Anne Track rebuilt - looking west to Lake Pedder over landscape recovering from fire

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Post fires – track recovery is well underway

Hardy teams have been working in wild conditions to repair damaged tracks.

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Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service celebrates half century

Over the last 50 years PWS has grown to 450 staff and hundreds of volunteers dedicated to preserving and protecting Tasmania’s world-renowned reserve system and natural and cultural values.

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PWS staff profile: Tony Burgess, Aboriginal Ranger

Aboriginal Ranger at Great Western Tiers Field Centre Tony Burgess is one of our PWS staff working across the state.

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Ranger relay fundraiser on the home stretch

A ranger relay to raise funds for Timor Leste’s only national park, Nino Konis Santana National Park is now on the home stretch with the final walking leg of the South Coast Track underway.

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Overland Track new huts set to begin

Work will commence this month on new huts at Lake Windemere and Kia Ora on the Overland Track.

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Southern elephant seal census 2021

The annual count of Southern elephant seals is underway on Macquarie Island - a World Heritage Area.

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PWS staff profile: Lily Pursell, Visitor Services

The countdown to Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service’s (PWS) 50th anniversary is underway and is a chance to reflect on the diverse and talented staff we have in the agency.

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PWS firefighters participate in Remote Casualty Care Training

Thirty-one Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters were recently put through their paces at Remote Casualty Care Training.

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Maria Island convict buildings receive transformation

The 1825-1850s convict buildings within the Darlington precinct on Maria Island National Park have received a transformation, thanks to a massive five-day effort by Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) staff and volunteers.

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Tasman Island pest eradication milestone

The 10-year milestone since pest eradication has been reached and seabird numbers on the island are rising.

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How to help protect shorebird habitat during breeding season

The shorebird nesting season has now begun on Tasmania’s beaches. It is important for the community to be aware of these vulnerable birds in the environment and to avoid disturbing them as much as possible at this critical time of their life cycle.

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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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Ranger relay to raise funds for Timor-Leste National Park

The Tasmanian Ranger Association, with support from the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS), are gearing up for a massive ranger relay - walking/biking and kayaking from Penguin in Tasmania’s north-west coast to Cockle Creek.

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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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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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