Three Capes Track cover photo
Three Capes Track cover photo

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service celebrates half century

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Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is celebrating 50 years.​

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.

PWS staff at Maria Island National Park

PWS staff at Maria Island National Park

Deputy Secretary Jason Jacobi said:  
 
“Our dedicated staff and volunteers care for over half of Tasmania, including national parks, reserves, marine seascapes, Crown Land, and three World Heritage Areas. 

“I’m incredibly proud of what the PWS has achieved over the last 50 years. Thank you and congratulations to everyone who plays a vital role in protecting Tasmania and helping visitors to our parks recognise, value and enjoy our natural and cultural heritage.” 

50th anniversary cupcakes

50th anniversary cupcakes​

Three Capes Track first birthday

Three Capes Track first birthday

PWS volunteers

PWS volunteers

Aboriginal Fire Rangers at Dempster Plains

Aboriginal Fire Rangers at Dempster Plains

Jason said the 50th anniversary was also a time to reflect. 

Working on Country Rangers

Working on Country Rangers​

​“Our time as PWS pales in significance to the resilience and enduring legacy of the first nations peoples and ‘land and sea managers’ that cared for this place well before then.” 



Published 30/11/2021