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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

About PWS

Southern Region

The Southern Region includes the southern half of Tasmania, from Swansea on the east coast to the southern part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area on the West Coast.

The region also includes The Southwest National Park, Hartz Mountains, a large proportion of the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Maria Island, South Bruny Island, Mt Field and Tasman national parks. It also includes the Macquarie Island Nature Reserve and World Heritage Area.