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New picnic facilities for Penny's Lagoon

08/08/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed the construction of a new picnic shelter at Penny's Lagoon within the Lavinia State Reserve on King Island.
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Celebrating World Ranger Day

31/07/2018

The work of Tasmania's rangers is vital in the daily management of our 19 national parks and more than 800 reserves, encompassing approximately 50 per cent of the State.
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Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation

22/03/2018

Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.More

Summary of Douglas-Apsley National Park Management Plan 1993

The full version of the Douglas-Apsley National Park Management Plan 1993 can be downloaded as a PDF File (6.74 Mb).

Summary

The proposal for a Douglas-Apsley National Park was first made in the 1970s following public concern about the large scale clearing of Tasmania’s dry sclerophyll forest for agriculture and for the export woodchip industry. Studies of the plants and animals of the Douglas-Apsley area subsequently confirmed its conservation significance. The area was declared a National Park on 27 December, 1989 by Statutory Rule No. 210 of 1989.