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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

Outwit, Outplay, Outfox


A Fox Education and Resource Kit has been added to the Education Section of the Parks and Wildlife Service web site. The kit has been developed for Tasmanian schools to provide information on foxes, the threat they pose to Tasmania and what students and others can do to help.

The establishment of foxes in Tasmania remains the greastest threat to Tasmania's unique wildlife. The Fox Free Tasmania Taskforce continues to implement a long-term eradication program to eradicate any foxes that may be in Tasmania now, and to ensure foxes are never introduced here again.

For full details, please see the Fox Free Tasmania Taskforce web pages of the Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment.