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Improved facilities for off-road recreational drivers at Adamsfield

19/02/2015

A new day use shelter providing improved facilities for off-road recreational drivers has been completed at Adamsfield in the Adamsfield Conservation Area, part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.More

Mystery of Risso's dolphin strandings continues

11/02/2015

The mystery of multiple strandings of Risso's dolphins on Australia's eastern seaboard continues with another Risso's dolphin being found dead at a remote part of Reidle Bay on Maria Island.More

Volunteer caretakers lend a welcome hand

06/02/2015

Volunteer caretakers at Cape Bruny, the Bruny Island Quarantine Station, Cockle Creek and Melaleuca have all reported bumper visitor numbers during the peak holiday period.More

Legislation

Reserves are declared under the Nature Conservation Act 2002  that sets out the values and purposes of each reserve class and managed under the National Parks and Reserves Management Act 2002  according to management objectives for each class.

The Parks and Wildlife Service operates under the:


The National Parks and Reserved Land Regulations 2009 generally lists activities which are prohibited or may only be undertaken subject to certain conditions in parks and reserves:


In addition there are a number of other State and Federal Acts which may be delegated to staff of the Parks and Wildlife Service: