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Explore Three Capes this August

12/07/2018

Tasmania's award-winning Three Capes Track has been a runaway hit with walkers, with more than 28,000 local, national and international visitors completing it since it opened in December 2015.More

Flags fly at Mount Nelson once again

26/06/2018

Tasmania's first signal station has been restored more than 200 years since it began operation on Mount Nelson.
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Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation

22/03/2018

Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.More

Join us for the Power of Parks forum at Launceston

22/07/2016

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) in partnership with the University of Tasmania is exploring The Power of Parks through a series of UTAS public forums celebrating the benefits that parks and reserves provide to Tasmania’s economy, society, environment and overall identity.


It’s a unique opportunity to hear from a panel of internationally renowned thinkers and take part in the third of a series of three forums held around the state.  The forum is on Thursday 1 September 2016 at Lecture Theatre 5, Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre, Newnham Campus, Launceston, from 6.00 to 7.30 pm.


Keynote speakers include celebrated economist Saul Eslake, Tasmanian commentator and author Peter Hay, Distinguished Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Tasmania Jamie Kirkpatrick AM, and respected Tasmanian Aboriginal elder Patsy Cameron.


The panel presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.


The event is part of the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) celebrations of the centenary of national parks in Tasmania during 2016.


Two of Tasmania’s most loved parks, Freycinet and Mount Field, were first reserved on 29 August 1916 and this milestone for Tasmania is being celebrated during the year.


Please RSVP your interest on the University of Tasmania’s Events page at http://www.events.utas.edu.au/2016/september/the-power-of-parks-launceston


For more information on the centenary and events visit the special centenary website at www.parks.tas.gov.au/centenary