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Call for volunteer caretakers for Maatsuyker Island

09/12/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking volunteer caretakers for the coming two years on the remote and spectacular Maatsuyker Island in Tasmania's south-west.More

Update on work to restore access to flood-affected sites

23/11/2016

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is continuing repair work to restore access to sites affected by the June flood event.More

Maria Island ferry service will unlock tourism opportunities

22/11/2016

The Tasmanian Government has secured a new, year-round regular passenger ferry service to Maria Island National Park, which will help the island fulfil its potential to be one of the state's best tourism attractions.More

Living With Wildlife

Sharing the land with native wildlife sometimes poses challenges. The Department of Primary Industries and Water has developed a series of guidelines to living on the land with our unique, and often vulnerable, native wildlife. Discover the solutions that landowners, fishers and home owners can use to ensure the future of our rich wildlife heritage.

Snakes
Discover the truth about the dangers that snakes pose - you are more likey to be killed by a vending machine than to succumb to snake bite!

Brushtail Possums
Discover how to deal with possums that raid your vegetable garden and take up residence in your roof.

Tasmanian Devil and Quolls 
Our unique native marsupial carnivores occasionally come into conflict with landowners. Discover the solutions to these problems.

Kangaroos and Wallabies
Landowners occassionally come into conflict with wallabies and kangaroos. These guidelines will assist in finding solutions to these problems.

Eagles and Hawks
A guide to solving the problems that landowners may sometimes face that will ensure that these magnificent bird of prey continue to survive.

Native Hens
The native hen's fondness for clover and legumes may bring them into conflict with some farmers. Discover how to live with this unique bird.

Seals
Misconceptions can arise in our understanding of the relationship between seals and the fishing industry. Discover the facts.