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Upgraded Julius River bridges improve visitor access


Bridge upgrades at the Julius River Regional Reserve are now complete.More

Viewing platform upgrades for Rocky Cape's Aboriginal heritage sites


Two viewing platforms have been replaced as part of visitor facility improvements at Rocky Cape National Park on the North-West Coast. The platforms are at the Lee Archer Cave and South Cave sites, which have highly significant Aboriginal heritage values.More

Urban focus for World Wetlands Day


'Wetlands for a sustainable future' is the theme for World Wetlands Day 2018. This international celebration of the significance of wetland environments is held annually on 2 February.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.