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Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park


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AFAC Independent Operational Review of the 2018-19 bushfires


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Celebrating World Wetlands Day 2011


The Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Brian Wightman, will celebrate World Wetlands Day tomorrow at the Tamar Island Wetlands Centre where the Parks and Wildlife Service is holding a range of free educational and entertaining activities.

Mr Wightman said activities at the centre will be part of worldwide celebrations commemorating the anniversary of the signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance in Ramsar, Iran, on 2 February 1971.

“It’s important that we raise public awareness of wetland values and benefits, and promote the conservation and wise use of wetlands,” Mr Wightman said.

“Wetlands provide a vital habitat for many of our native animals and plants and also prevent many pollutants from entering our waterways.

“Tasmania has proportionally more wetlands for its size than any other Australian state, including rich wetlands such as the Tamar River Conservation Area, wetlands in Narawntapu National Park and the Moulting Lagoon Game Reserve on the East Coast.”

The theme for this year is “forests for water and wetlands” in celebration of the United Nations International Year of Forests.

Activities at the Tamar Island Wetlands Centre will cater for people of all ages and range from learning about the value of forested wetlands to making a dragonfly mask, guided tours to the Island and much more. 

The centre is located on the West Tamar Highway, Riverside. Further information is available by calling the centre on 6327 3964. Activities are free of charge and there is plenty of car parking available at the site.