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Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park

24/08/2019

Public comment is invited on the draft Tasman National Park Fly Neighbourly Advice. The draft Fly Neighbourly Advice has been prepared by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service in response to increasing air traffic over the Tasman National Park.More

Hybrid diesel-electric shuttle buses at Cradle Mountain - a first for National p

19/08/2019

When you next visit Cradle Mountain you will be able to step aboard one of the new hybrid, diesel-electric, shuttle buses on your trip to Dove Lake. These new buses will reduce emissions and deliver a quieter, all mobility friendly, visitor experience.More

AFAC Independent Operational Review of the 2018-19 bushfires

08/08/2019

Following the 2018-19 bushfires the Tasmanian Government commissioned an independent report by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Council to review the overall response and identify areas where more can be done to improve the State's response andMore

Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project

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Rabbit damage along gullyRabbit damage along gully
Sandy Bay Elephant SealsElephant seals at Sandy Bay
chick feedingPenguin chicks feeding.
A pilot's view of the Isthmus and the station buildings.
Dean Richards and Louise Besanvalle burying rabbit carcasses.
Loading bait at Green Gorge.
Dean Richards and Louise Besanvalle burying rabbit carcasses.
Elephant seal (Photo by Chris Crerar)
Gary Bowcock and his hunting dogs (Photo by Chris Crerar)
King penguin chicks (Photo by Chris Crerar)
 
Heading out to hunt (Photo by Chris Crerar)
Elephant seals lazing in tussock (Photo by Chris Crerar)
Gary Bowcock and his hunting dogs (Photo by Chris Crerar)
John Oakes hovers while his bucket is filled

Smoking a rabbit burrow to identify entrances

Helicopters wait for bait at Hurd Point

Bryan Beck waits for a load of bait at The Isthmus

Bait is tipped into the hopper at The Isthmus

Gary Bowcock leads his dogs up a gully

Razerback Ridge December 2010 (Photo by Ivor Harris/AAD)‘Before’ and ‘after’ photos above of Razorback Ridge show clear evidence of recovering tussock grass. 

Razerback Ridge May 2014 (Photo by Ivor Harris/AAD)