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Exciting new proposal for Tasmania's South East Cape

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Award-winning local tourism operator Ian Johnstone can now progress a new project to lease and licence negotiations under the Tourism Opportunities in Tasmania's National Parks, Reserves and Crown Land process.More

Wineglass Bay track upgrade complete

16/10/2017

One of Tasmania's most iconic tourism experiences, the walk to Wineglass Bay from the lookout to the beach, has now re-opened after a $500,000 upgrade initiated through the Government's Tourism Infrastructure in Parks fund.
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Tourism opportunity for Tasman Island

12/10/2017

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Dogs suspected over penguin deaths

11/01/2008

The Parks and Wildlife Service suspects that dogs are responsible for the deaths of seven little penguins at Lillico Conservation Area near Devonport early on Wednesday.

Five fledglings and two adult birds were killed at the popular penguin viewing area.

Leven Field Centre ranger-in-charge Mark Fordham said that autopsies by a veterinarian showed the penguins' injuries to be consistent with dog bites.

Mr Fordham said that dog owners need to take responsibility for their animals at all times.

"While most people wouldn't intentionally harm penguins, they need to realise their dogs can do a lot of damage in a short time - even dogs that have previously shown no hunting instinct," Mr Fordham said.

"Dog owners need to be aware that restrictions in reserves will be enforced."

Mr Fordham said that penalties relating to dogs in reserves apply under the Parks and Reserves Management Act 2002 and the Dog Control Act 2000.

Anyone with any information about dogs in the conservation area on Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning is asked to contact the PWS Ulverstone office on 6429 8712.

The latest attack follows reports of similar incidents in the Port Sorell area where local volunteers are involved in a penguin awareness campaign.