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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk


In the interests of public safety, the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has brought in extensive campfire restrictions as the fire risk continues to increase this summer.More

Improved toilet facilities at Bruny Island


The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed work on a new toilet facility at the Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve.More

Further upgrade to South Coast Track


The South Coast Track is one of Tasmania's great bushwalks, and the completion of recent upgrades has significantly improved the user experience along the track before the start of the peak walking season.More

Last pilot whale guided out to sea


Whale rescuers today successfully returned the last live whale stranded on Naracoopa Beach to the water.

Parks and Wildlife Service Reserves manager Chris Arthur said the adult female pilot whale was slung between two jet skis and taken off-shore before being released.

"The whale was seen to swim toward a group of whales in the area, several of which had been tagged by rescuers two days earlier.

"This rescue effort has seen 54 pilot whales and five bottlenose dolphins successfully returned to the sea.

"It has been a fantastic effort by everyone involved, particularly the King Island community, who have assisted in making possible one of the largest successful whale rescues in the State's history," Mr Arthur said.