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Join us for the Power of Parks forum at Launceston

22/07/2016

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) in partnership with the University of Tasmania is exploring The Power of Parks through a series of UTAS public forums celebrating the benefits that parks and reserves provide to Tasmania's overall identify.More

Shipwreck identified as the Viola

19/07/2016

Timber samples from a ship wrecked on Tasmania's East Coast nearly 160 years ago have been identified as the Canadian-built brig Viola.More

Prosecution for Stanley penguin deaths

15/07/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) and the Circular Head Council have conducted a joint investigation after 18 little penguins were found dead near a rookery in Stanley on the State's North-West coast last week.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.