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Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park

24/08/2019

Public comment is invited on the draft Tasman National Park Fly Neighbourly Advice. The draft Fly Neighbourly Advice has been prepared by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service in response to increasing air traffic over the Tasman National Park.More

Hybrid diesel-electric shuttle buses at Cradle Mountain - a first for National p

19/08/2019

When you next visit Cradle Mountain you will be able to step aboard one of the new hybrid, diesel-electric, shuttle buses on your trip to Dove Lake. These new buses will reduce emissions and deliver a quieter, all mobility friendly, visitor experience.More

AFAC Independent Operational Review of the 2018-19 bushfires

08/08/2019

Following the 2018-19 bushfires the Tasmanian Government commissioned an independent report by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Council to review the overall response and identify areas where more can be done to improve the State's response andMore

Eleven whales survive Bruny Island stranding

21/03/2011

 18/03/2011

Eleven long-finned pilot whales that survived yesterday’s stranding on Bruny Island have been returned to the water and are now swimming freely.


The survivors were maintained overnight by DPIPWE marine wildlife experts and were refloated on the high tide around 4.30am.


Head of DPIPWE’s Resource Management and Conservation section Rosemary Gales said the rescue crew was monitoring beaches on the northern section of Labillardiere Peninsula and Great Taylors Bay today in case the whales returned to shallow water and re-stranded.


 “We are very pleased with the result but there is always a chance that the whales may beach again,” Dr Gales said.


 “While there has been no sign of the whales close to shore since they were returned to sea it is important to keep an eye on the situation.”


Dr Gales praised the efforts of Tassal staff and the Parks and Wildlife Service for assistance at the stranding site yesterday and thanked the public for their offers of help.


The survivors were among a pod of about 35 pilot whales that stranded on the isolated beach.


 The event follows the beaching of six pilot whales at Mosquito on Robbins Island and 10 bottle-nosed dolphins at Stanley in January this year. In March 2009, 177 pilot whales and dolphins stranded on Naracoopa beach, King Island.