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Overland Track re-opens for walkers

02/02/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that the Overland Track will re-open to bushwalkers as of Wednesday morning, 3 February 2016.More

Join in World Wetlands Day celebrations

28/01/2016

The Tamar Island Wetlands Centre will host a range of free activities on Tuesday 2 February 2016 to celebrate World Wetlands Day.More

Major fire fighting effort protecting public and state's important values

27/01/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service General Manager Peter Mooney has acknowledged the efforts of Department staff, Tasmania Fire Service, volunteers and interstate firefighters who are continuing to undertake a major effort to protect values and infrastructureMore

Caring for Wildlife

Caring for Injured and Orphaned Wildlife

Orphaned Tasmanian devils feeding

Orphaned Tasmanian devils feeding

Most injured or orphaned native animals are victims of vehicle or window collisions, dog or cat attack, trapping, shooting or electrocution. The goal is to relieve the stress of these unfortunate animals and ideally to rehabilitate them back to the wild in a fit condition.

The Department of Primary Industries and Water web site provides information on caring for injured and orphaned wildlife.

A dedicated pool of trained wildlife carers is available to ensure that the injured or orphaned animal has the best chance of survival. You are welcome to enquire about becoming a wildlife carer. Contact the number below.

For assistance during business hours and out of hours, please ring 61654305 to receive instructions via a recorded message or contact your nearest Parks and Wildlife Service office.