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Seasonal campfire restrictions commence 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.More

Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park


Public comment is invited on the draft Tasman National Park Fly Neighbourly Advice. The draft Fly Neighbourly Advice has been prepared by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service in response to increasing air traffic over the Tasman National Park.More

Hybrid diesel-electric shuttle buses at Cradle Mountain - a first for National p


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.More

NSW fundraiser no connection to Tasmania


Tasmania's Parks and Wildlife Service has no connection with a telephone fundraising campaign being conducted by the New South Wales-based Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife.

The PWS in the Department of Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts, has received a number of inquiries from the public in recent weeks expressing concern about the foundation's fundraising.

PWS General Manager Peter Mooney said the foundation was offering people a stuffed animal in exchange for a donation that it said would go to fund conservation projects around Australia.

"We are concerned that people have perceived that this call is from the PWS in Tasmania, which is simply not the case.

"The Tasmanian PWS is in no way connected to this organisation," Mr Mooney said.