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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

Case study: Is the management plan achieving its objectives?

The full version of Case study: Is the management plan achieving its objectives? can be downloaded as a PDF. (397 Kb)

Summary

When the first management plan for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area was being developed, an insistent question kept emerging: ‘How would we know if management under the plan was actually achieving its objectives?’ To address this question, the Parks and Wildlife Service set out to develop a practical system for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the management plan. The result was a management evaluation system that integrates monitoring, evaluation and reporting into an overall adaptive management cycle.

From Jones, G (2005) ‘Is the management plan achieving its objectives?’ pp555-557 in Worboys, G, Lockwood, M & DeLacy, T, Protected Area Management. Principles and Practice, Second edition, Oxford University Press.