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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

Pilot whale stranding on Robbins Island


Biological samples have been taken from four dead pilot whales which stranded at Mosquito Inlet on Robbins Island in Tasmania’s far North West at the weekend.

Officers from the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) have also measured the carcasses and are monitoring the area for other whales which could have become disoriented in the shallows around the island.

DPIPWE marine biologist David Pemberton said pilot whales habitually form pods of between and 20 and 300 but are known to swim in smaller groups.

“The four on Robbins Island could be one of these breakaway groups as an aerial search yesterday did not spot any in the water,” he said.

“But we will monitor the situation today particularly because extreme high and low tides this week make the area even more difficult for marine mammals to navigate.”

Dr Pemberton asked fishers and recreational boat users in the area to report any whale or dolphin sightings to the whale hotline 0427 WHALES (0427 942 537).

(Photos courtesy Peter Hefferon)

Pilot whale stranding on Robbins Island

Parks field officer James Grey with one of the four pilot whales that stranded at Robbins Island.

Pilot whale stranding on Robbins Island

Pilot whales form pods of between 20 and 300.