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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

Last whale dies after West Coast mass stranding

17/11/2011

The last survivor of the weekend whale stranding on Tasmania’s West Coast died at 7pm last night.


Parks and Wildlife Service incident controller Chris Arthur said the 12-metre sperm whale died following attempts late in the day to return it to the harbour entrance at Hells Gates.


“We did everything possible to save this whale,” Mr Arthur said.


“TheTasmanian team assisting at the rescue are world leaders in whale rescue and our role is to give whales every possible opportunity to survive, which is what we did during the past several days.


“We were fortunate in that we were able to assist two whales to return to the open ocean on Sunday, but we were unable to save the sperm whales that remained in the harbour.


“We learn from every stranding and every stranding prepares us better for the next one.”'


Mr Arthur expressed his gratitude to the Tassal and Pentuna fish farms.


“They were very generous in offering staff and vessels which were critical in the rescue efforts and this has been greatly appreciated.”


Twenty-two sperm whales died after beaching on Ocean Beach outside Macquarie Heads on Saturday. Two minke whales and two sperm whale died in Macquarie Harbour.


The whales on Ocean Beach will be left on the beach and nature will take its course in breaking them down. The whales in Macquarie Harbour will be deflated so they will naturally bed down into the sand and break down.