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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

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.