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Celebrating the achievements of landcarers


The Tamar Island Wetland Cares Volunteer Group has been recognised in the 2017 Landcare Tasmania Awards.More

Horsetail Falls walk now open


Visitors to the West Coast are in for some spectacular views on the new Horsetail Falls walk near Queenstown.More

Bruny Island Neck lookout re-opens


The walkways and lookout at the Bruny Island Neck will re-open to the public today, following the completion of a new, larger car park that will provide improved access to the popular lookout.More

Macquarie Island


Minister for Tourism, Arts and the Environment, Paula Wriedt, said work was well underway to address the problems facing Macquarie Island.

"The Macquarie Island Nature Reserve and World Heritage Area has internationally renowned conservation, geological, ecological and scientific values," Ms Wriedt said.

"It's true that Macquarie Island is a part of Tasmania and is managed by Parks and Wildlife Service.

"However, its World Heritage Area status means that the Australian Government has shared responsibility in looking after the island.
Ms Wriedt said a combined rabbit and rodent eradication plan has been prepared and reviewed by international experts.

"An eradication project officer is preparing the planning and regulatory approvals associated with the implementation of the eradication plan.

"Parks and Wildlife Service staff have recently briefed Department of Environment and Heritage staff on the situation and discussions are continuing on funding for the implementation of the eradication plan," Ms Wriedt said.