Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service

Small fenced area, well vegetated inside with bare gras outside fence
Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries and Water (DPIW) exclusion area used for monitoring the effects of rabbit grazing. The vegetation within the enclosure is indicative of what would cover this area if rabbits were absent; the vegetation outside the cage shows the highly modified community as a result of rabbit grazing. Photo K. Kiefer

The day-to-day management of Macquarie Island World Heritage Area is by the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service (TASPAWS) of the Tasmanian Government.

There are normally two rangers on the island whose jobs include acting as guides for tourists who arrive during summer months, monitoring of scientific programs, maintaining walking tracks and eradicating pests which were introduced by the early sealers.

Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service have released a booklet about the Macquarie Island Nature Reserve. This publication can be purchased from the Parks & Wildlife Service Online shop.

Information about the Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project (rabbits, mice and rats) is available from the Parks and Wildlife Service web site.

This page was last updated on 17 June 2002.