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Visitor safety under the spotlight in new walker safety video


Visitor safety in Tasmania's national parks and reserves has received a major investment with a suite of projects, including a new feature video on bushwalking preparation and safety.More

Draft Frenchmans Cap Recreation Zone Plan 2018


The Parks and Wildlife Service has released the Draft Recreation Zone Plan 2018 for the Frenchmans Cap area.More

Redeveloped Lake Tahune Hut now open


A locally designed and built, energy-efficient and sustainable hut is now welcoming bushwalkers at Lake Tahune on the Frenchmans Cap Track in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.More

WildCare Tasmania Nature Writing Prize - And the Winner is...


The winners of the 2005 WildCare Tasmania Nature Writing Prize were announced in Hobart on Monday April 4. A former winner of the award, Nick Drayson, announced the prizes, and WildCare Tasmania Co-Chair, Andrew Smith presented the cheques.

The major prize of $5000 cash plus airfares to Tasmania and a 2 week wilderness residency in one of our national parks, was awarded to:

Mark Tredinnick from Lavender Bay, NSW for his essay "Days of Christmas"

2 minor prizes of $250 cash were awarded to:

Adrienne Eberhard from Tinderbox, Tasmania for her essay "Cave, Skin, Water", and

Dael Allison from Warrawillah, NSW for her essay "Portrait of a Wild Pool"

The judges, Dr Peter Hay and Dr Veronica Brady, also made honourable mention of three entrants. They were C.A. Cranston ("Narrative Streams"), Don Knowler ("Last Stop on the Shimmering Way") and Evan Hunter ("Duelling with Giants").

67 entries from every state and a number of other countries were received. The judges were impressed by the very high standard of work submitted. The winning entries will be published in both Island magazine and WildCare's Wild Times newsletter.