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Exciting new proposal for Tasmania's South East Cape

16/10/2017

Award-winning local tourism operator Ian Johnstone can now progress a new project to lease and licence negotiations under the Tourism Opportunities in Tasmania's National Parks, Reserves and Crown Land process.More

Wineglass Bay track upgrade complete

16/10/2017

One of Tasmania's most iconic tourism experiences, the walk to Wineglass Bay from the lookout to the beach, has now re-opened after a $500,000 upgrade initiated through the Government's Tourism Infrastructure in Parks fund.
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Tourism opportunity for Tasman Island

12/10/2017

Tourists could soon enjoy the beautiful Tasman National Park from the air, as a change to the management plan could open it up for sensitive and appropriate aircraft access.More

Maria Island wildlife management program completed

04/07/2008

The cull of kangaroos and wallabies on Maria Island has been successfully completed by officers from the Parks and Wildlife Service and Department of Primary Industries and Water.

Parks and Wildlife Service general manager, Peter Mooney said that a total of 463 macropods were culled during the four day operation.

"This number is slightly more than intended, however the number of animals planned to be culled was increased due to the advice of the veterinarian present during the cull," Mr Mooney said.

"The observing veterinarian had concerns that a large proportion of the animals in the Darlington area were in an extremely emaciated condition and likely to suffer starvation.

"Therefore the veterinarian recommended that the animals needed to be culled humanely to prevent them starving over the next two months.
Mr Mooney said this situation resulted from the exceptionally dry conditions prevailing over the past year.
"We know that culling of kangaroos and wallabies is an emotive issue in some sections of the community, however, the situation on Maria Island is unique among our parks and reserves.

"Our responsibility is to maintain the biodiversity of the island while also looking after the welfare of the animals on the island."

Public access to the island is no longer restricted. However, the regular ferry service to the island does not resume until 20 July.