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New picnic facilities for Penny's Lagoon


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.

Celebrating World Ranger Day


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.

Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation


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

New Shipwreck Profiles now online


In October 2003, after weeks of high seas, the partly intact hull of a shipwreck was reported near the Arthur River. The location of the site and the size of the surviving structure identified the wreck as the Alert.

Information on the Alert is now available online as part of our series on the Shipwrecks of Tasmania.

While you're browsing our profiles of Tasmania's shipwrecks, take a look at our new section on the excavations that have recently taken place on Preservation Island in search for the encampment of the survivors of the Sydney Cove shipwreck, and a new, interactive profile of the wreck site of the Tasman.