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History unlocked at Richmond Gaol

12/11/2018

Investment in the restoration of the Gaoler's House at Richmond Gaol will enhance the visitor experience at one of Tasmania's key historic sites.More

Campfire restrictions in national parks and reserves

09/11/2018

Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will come in to place from next Wednesday (November 14) at identified Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) campgrounds around the State to help reduce the risk of bushfires.More

Godfreys Beach penguin viewing platform open

07/11/2018

The development of a new penguin viewing platform at Godfreys Beach at The Nut State Reserve in Stanley has recently been completed by the Parks and Wildlife Service.More

Celebrating World Ranger Day

31/07/2018

The work of Tasmania's rangers is vital in the daily management of our 19 national parks and more than 800 reserves, encompassing approximately 50 per cent of the State.


World Ranger Day is a timely reminder to reflect on the important work our rangers perform.


From assisting visitors to our reserves, building and maintaining visitor infrastructure, assisting search and rescues, to fire and pest management and compliance work, Tasmania's Parks and Wildlife Service rangers work hard to preserve our precious natural assets so future generations can enjoy our State's unrivalled natural environment.


The Tasmanian Government recognises the important role our rangers play which has been highlighted by our recent announcement to recruit 15 new staff in the Parks and Wildlife Service.


All Tasmanians should be very proud of the commitment and dedication shown by our rangers across the State.


World Ranger Day is the annual celebration which highlights the work of rangers and commemorates rangers killed or injured in the line of duty around the world. World Ranger Day is promoted by the 63 member associations of the International Ranger Federation and its partner, the Thin Green Line Foundation.