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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

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.