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Seasonal campfire restrictions commence in national parks and reserves


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Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park


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


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New guide for Port Davey marine reserve


A new visitors' guide and map and notes is now available for the Port Davey Marine Reserve, one of Australia's most pristine and unusual estuaries.

Parks and Wildlife Service general manager Peter Mooney said the Port Davey Marine Reserve package is jointly produced by the Department of Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts, and the Department of Primary Industries and Water, and the Australian Government.

"The package is targeted specifically to boaters, kayakers, scuba divers and scenic flight tourists," Mr Mooney said.

"Human activities present the greatest threat to the Port Davey marine reserve from introduced marine pests and pollutants brought in by boats.

"This new package provides information about how people can reduce these threats and limit their impacts."

The marine reserve, declared in 2005, protects more than 17 000 hectares of diverse, fragile and spectacular marine life in the wild and remote south-west corner of Tasmania. It is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

"Areas such as the Bathurst Channel in the Reserve need to be protected. In these waters live vibrant, unusual, and quite beautiful marine invertebrates - some so rare they are of international significance," Mr Mooney said.

"This guide contains bio-security instructions to prevent the introduction of marine pests, and anchoring recommendations to avoid damaging the sensitive seafloor invertebrates."

The package will be available at the Australian Wooden Boat Festival, Service Tasmania and selected outlets from today.

New guide for Port Davey marine reserve

Interpretation officer Fiona Rice with Peter Mooney at the DPIW marine conservation display at the Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart, with the new Port Davey visitors' guide and map at notes.