Walkers at Marions Lookout, Cradle Mountain.
Marions Lookout at Cradle Mountain (photograph: Andrew Englisch)

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Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service acknowledges and pays respect to Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional and original owners, and continuing custodians of this land and acknowledges Elders – past, present and emerging.



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Fire season preparedness in full swing around the state

As the fire season nears, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) staff have been busy with the annual fire season preparedness program.

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Rescue efforts continue at mass whale stranding on Tasmania’s west coast

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service staff, along with colleagues from Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania (NRE Tas), volunteers and local aquaculture company personnel continue to rescue, re-float, and release whales today following the mass whale stranding near Strahan on Wednesday 21 September.

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Return of the nostril-flaring beachmasters to Macquarie Island

The elephant seal breeding season has started on Macquarie Island, a Nature Reserve and World Heritage Area located about halfway between Australia and Antarctica in the Southern Ocean.

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